Paper: Overgeneration And Ranking For Spoken Dialogue Systems

ACL ID W06-1404
Title Overgeneration And Ranking For Spoken Dialogue Systems
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

We describe an implemented generator for a spoken dialogue system that fol- lows the ‘overgeneration and ranking’ ap- proach. We find that overgeneration based on bottom-up chart generation is well- suited to a) model phenomena such as alignment and variation in dialogue, and b) address robustness issues in the face of im- perfect generation input. We report evalu- ation results of a first user study involving 20 subjects.