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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Iterative Implementation of Dialogue System Modules

Lars Degerstedt, Arne Jönsson

Linköping University, Sweden

This paper presents an approach to the implementation of modules for dialogue systems. The implementation method is divided into two distinct, but correlated, steps; Conceptual design and Framework customisation. Conceptual design and framework customisation are two mutually dependent sides of the same phenomena, where the former is an on-paper activity that results in a design document and the latter results in the actual implementation. The method is iterative and applicable in various phases of dialogue system development and also for different dialogue system modules. We also present the development of the dialogue management module in more detail. The development space for such modules involves issues on modularisation, knowledge representation and interface functionality internally, and between modules. Orthogonal to this are the various types of re-use for framework customisation; tools, framework template and code patterns. Taken together they form a scheme which is explored during the implementation process.

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Bibliographic reference.  Degerstedt, Lars / Jönsson, Arne (2001): "Iterative implementation of dialogue system modules", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 2193-2196.