Paper: Demonstration of a Prototype for a Conversational Companion for Reminiscing about Images

ACL ID P10-4013
Title Demonstration of a Prototype for a Conversational Companion for Reminiscing about Images
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2010
Authors

This paper describes an initial prototype demonstrator of a Companion, designed as a platform for novel approaches to the folowing: 1) The use of Informa- tion Extraction (IE) techniques to extract the content of incoming dialogue utterances after an Automatic Spech Recognition (ASR) phase, 2) The conversion of the input to Resource Descriptor Format (RDF) to allow the generation of new facts from existing ones, under the control of a Dialogue Manger (DM), that also has access to stored knowledge and to open knowledge accesed in real time from the web, al in RDF form, 3) A DM implemented as a stack and net- work virtual machine that models mixed initiative in dialogue control, and 4) A tuned dialogue act detector based on corpus evidence. The prototype platform was evaluated...