8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

An Information State Based Dialogue Manager for a Mobile Robot

Marcelo Quinderé, Luís Seabra Lopes, António J. S. Teixeira

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

The paper focuses on an Information State (IS) based dialogue manager developed for Carl, an intelligent mobile robot. It uses a Knowledge Acquisition and Management (KAM) module that integrates information obtained from various interlocutors. This mixed-initiative dialogue manager (DM) handles pronoun resolution, is capable of performing different kinds of clarification/ confirmation questions and generates observations based on the current knowledge acquired. An evaluation of the DM on knowledge acquisition tasks is shown.

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Bibliographic reference.  Quinderé, Marcelo / Lopes, Luís Seabra / Teixeira, António J. S. (2007): "An information state based dialogue manager for a mobile robot", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 162-165.