Paper: WebWOZ: A Platform for Designing and Conducting Web-based Wizard of Oz Experiments

ACL ID W13-4028
Title WebWOZ: A Platform for Designing and Conducting Web-based Wizard of Oz Experiments
Venue SIGDIAL
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

The Wizard of Oz (WOZ) method has been used for a variety of purposes in early-stage development of dialogue sys- tems and language technology applica- tions, from data collection, to experimen- tation, prototyping and evaluation. How- ever, software to support WOZ experimen- tation is often developed ad hoc for spe- cific application scenarios. In this demo we present WebWOZ, a web-based WOZ prototyping platform that aims at support- ing a variety of experimental settings and combinations of different language tech- nology components. We argue that a generic and distributed platform such as WebWOZ can increase the usefulness of the WOZ method.