5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Robust Spoken Dialogue Management for Driver Information Systems

Xavier Pouteau, Emiel Krahmer, Jan Landsbergen

Center for Research on User-System Interaction, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Considering the limitations of Speech Recognition for the development of user-system dialogues in real applications, robustness is a primary objective. In this paper, we describe the most essential characteristics of the Dialogue Manager of a driver information system that is controlled by voice, mainly showing how its design has been driven by the characteristics of voice in such a dialogue. We present the main methods used by the Dialogue Manager to come to an effective balance between robustness and efficiency. We illustrate them with examples from the first implementation of the system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pouteau, Xavier / Krahmer, Emiel / Landsbergen, Jan (1997): "Robust spoken dialogue management for driver information systems", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2207-2210.