5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Statistical Analysis of Dialogue Structure

Ye-Yi Wang, Alex Waibel

Language Technology Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

We introduce a statistical model for dialogues. We describe a dynamic programming algorithm that can be used to bracket a dialogue into segments and label each segment with its speech act. We evaluate the performance of the model. We also use this model for language modelling and get perplexity reduction.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Ye-Yi / Waibel, Alex (1997): "Statistical analysis of dialogue structure", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2703-2706.