Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

Dialog Act Tagging with Support Vector Machines and Hidden Markov Models

Dinoj Surendran, Gina-Anne Levow

University of Chicago, USA

We use a combination of linear support vector machines and hidden markov models for dialog act tagging in the HCRC MapTask corpus, and obtain better results than those previously reported. Support vector machines allow easy integration of sparse high-dimensional text features and dense low-dimensional acoustic features, and produce posterior probabilities usable by sequence labelling algorithms. The relative contribution of text and acoustic features for each class of dialog act is analyzed.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Surendran, Dinoj / Levow, Gina-Anne (2006): "Dialog act tagging with support vector machines and hidden Markov models", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1831-Wed2FoP.12.