EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


First steps toward an adaptive spoken dialogue system in medical domain

Ivano Azzini (1), Daniele Falavigna (2), Roberto Gretter (2), Giordano Lanzola (1), Marco Orlandi (2)

(1) UniversitÓ di Pavia, Italy; (2) ITC-Irst, Italy

Recently the spoken dialog group of ITC-irst and the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica of the University of Pavia are working together to realize an intelligent spoken dialog system with adaptation capabilities. In this framework, some telemedicine services able to handle multimodal interactions are going to be investigated and developed. In the paper dialog "adaptation" will be defined according to the medical domains in which the system is going to be used: i.e. to assist chronic patients. The present architecture of the system will be described and some ideas for its future development will be discussed. Although the system is placed in medical domains, the basic concepts can, in principle, be exported towards different applications. The work reported in the paper is part of a more wide-ranging project aimed at efficiently merging patient and domain specific knowledge, with statistical knowledge (e.g. n-grams and/or concept probabilities) derived from real user interactions.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Azzini, Ivano / Falavigna, Daniele / Gretter, Roberto / Lanzola, Giordano / Orlandi, Marco (2001): "First steps toward an adaptive spoken dialogue system in medical domain", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1327-1330.