8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Contextual Revision in Information Seeking Conversation Systems

Keith Houck

IBM Research, USA

Contextual revision allows users to make incremental revisions to their previous query rather than providing a complete query each time. This is a powerful capability of conversation systems that can greatly reduce the word length of users' input, thereby improving speech recognition accuracy and simplifying NLU. We describe a novel method combining linguistic cues, semantic constraints, and data characteristics to address the ambiguities introduced by this construct.

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Bibliographic reference.  Houck, Keith (2004): "Contextual revision in information seeking conversation systems", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 201-204.