Paper: A method for the approximation of incremental understanding of explicit utterance meaning using predictive models in finite domains

ACL ID N13-1129
Title A method for the approximation of incremental understanding of explicit utterance meaning using predictive models in finite domains
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

This paper explores the relationship between explicit and predictive models of incremental speech under- standing in a dialogue system that supports a finite set of user utterance meanings. We present a method that enables the approximation of explicit under- standing using information implicit in a predictive understanding model for the same domain. We show promising performance for this method in a corpus evaluation, and discuss its practical application and annotation costs in relation to some alternative ap- proaches.