5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

AMICA: The AT&T Mixed Initiative Conversational Architecture

Roberto Pieraccini, Esther Levin, Wieland Eckert

AT&T Labs - Research, Floram Park, NJ, USA

In this paper we show how it is possible to design and implement a general architecture that is suitable for the rapid development of human/machine natural language, mixed initiative dialogue systems. The architecture proposed here relies on the assumption that a dialogue system can be modularized into different actions or functions that can be designed separately and implement basic aspects of the dialogue behavior, and a strategy that is fairly independent of the particular application.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pieraccini, Roberto / Levin, Esther / Eckert, Wieland (1997): "AMICA: the AT&t mixed initiative conversational architecture", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1875-1878.