5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

An Intelligent System for Information Retrieval Over The Internet Through Spoken Dialogue

Hiroya Fujisaki (1), Hiroyuki Kameda (2), Sumio Ohno (1), Takuya Ito (1), Ken Tajima (1), Kenji Abe (1)

(1) Department of Applied Electronics, Science University of Tokyo Noda, Japan (2) Tokyo Engineering University, Hachiouji, Japan

For the purpose of coping with the affluence of information available over the Internet, an efficient, accurate and user-friendly system for information retrieval is mandatory. This paper presents an intelligent system based on the use of spoken dialogue as the main channel for user-system interface, use of key concepts, processing of unknown words, automatic acquisition of various kinds of knowledge for improving the performance, and agent technologies for system realization. Details of functions required for the agents are also described.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fujisaki, Hiroya / Kameda, Hiroyuki / Ohno, Sumio / Ito, Takuya / Tajima, Ken / Abe, Kenji (1997): "An intelligent system for information retrieval over the internet through spoken dialogue", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1675-1678.