Paper: “Build Your Own” Spoken Dialogue Systems: Automatically Generating ISU Dialogue Systems from Business User Resources

ACL ID C08-3005
Title “Build Your Own” Spoken Dialogue Systems: Automatically Generating ISU Dialogue Systems from Business User Resources
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2008
Authors

Building effective spoken dialogue sys- tems (SDS) is currently a complex task requiring expert knowledge. Our tools give control of SDS application develop- ment to non-experts, who need only use a Graphical User Interface or GUI to de- velop state-of-the-art “Information State Update” (ISU) dialogue systems. Behind the GUI is a set of Advanced Dialogue Tools (ADT) that generate complete SDS based on Business User Resources. These resources include a database and a Pro- cess Model that captures the structure of an application, for example, banking or restaurant information. Also generated are speech recognition Language Models and grammars for robust interpretation of spontaneous speech. We will demonstrate how our simple GUI allows developers to easily and quickly create and modify S...