Paper: Evaluating a City Exploration Dialogue System with Integrated Question-Answering and Pedestrian Navigation

ACL ID P13-1163
Title Evaluating a City Exploration Dialogue System with Integrated Question-Answering and Pedestrian Navigation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

We present a city navigation and tourist information mobile dialogue app with in- tegrated question-answering (QA) and ge- ographic information system (GIS) mod- ules that helps pedestrian users to nav- igate in and learn about urban environ- ments. In contrast to existing mobile apps which treat these problems independently, our Android app addresses the prob- lem of navigation and touristic question- answering in an integrated fashion using a shared dialogue context. We evaluated our system in comparison with Samsung S-Voice (which interfaces to Google nav- igation and Google search) with 17 users and found that users judged our system to be significantly more interesting to inter- act with and learn from. They also rated our system above Google search (with the Samsung S-Voice interface...