Paper: DUDE: A Dialogue And Understanding Development Environment Mapping Business Process Models To Information State Update Dialogue Systems

ACL ID E06-2004
Title DUDE: A Dialogue And Understanding Development Environment Mapping Business Process Models To Information State Update Dialogue Systems
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006
Authors

We demonstrate a new development environ- ment1 “Information State Update” dialogue systems which allows non-expert developers to produce complete spoken dialogue sys- tems based only on a Business Process Model (BPM) describing their application (e.g. bank- ing, cinema booking, shopping, restaurant in- formation). The environment includes au- tomatic generation of Grammatical Frame- work (GF) grammars for robust interpretation of spontaneous speech, and uses application databases to generatelexicalentries and gram- mar rules. The GF grammar is compiled to an ATK or Nuance language model for speech recognition. The demonstration system allows users to create and modify spoken dialogue systems, starting with a definition of a Busi- nessProcessModelandendingwithaworking system. This pape...