5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Barge-in Revised

Bernhard Kaspar, Karlheinz Schuhmacher, Stefan Feldes

Deutsche Telekom Berkom GmbH, Research Group Speech Processing, Darmstadt, Germany

We consider speech dialogues, allowing for simultaneous input (via speech recognition) and output (via speech synthesis or pre-recorded prompts), often referred to as "barge in". We start with a collection of dialogue situations, where simultaneous input and output is useful. It is argued, that a variety of possible system behaviour is necessary in order to take into account these situations adequately. We then define a formalism, that allows to control this system behaviour. We end up with reporting some experience gathered both in lab tests and a in real world pilot.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kaspar, Bernhard / Schuhmacher, Karlheinz / Feldes, Stefan (1997): "Barge-in revised", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 673-676.