5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

A Stochastic Model of Computer-Human Interaction for Learning Dialogue Strategies

Esther Levin, Roberto Pieraccini

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

Recent progress in the field of spoken natural language understanding expanded the scope of spoken language systems to include mixed initiative dialogue. Currently there are no agreed upon theoretical foundations for the design of such systems. In this work we propose a stochastic model of computer-human interactions. This model can be used for learning and adaptation of the dialogue strategy and for objective evaluation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Levin, Esther / Pieraccini, Roberto (1997): "A stochastic model of computer-human interaction for learning dialogue strategies", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1883-1886.