11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Dialog Prediction for a General Model of Turn-Taking

Nigel G. Ward, Olac Fuentes, Alejandro Vega

University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Today there are solutions for some specific turn-taking problems, but no general model. We show how turn-taking can be reduced to two more general problems, prediction and selection. By predicting not only speech/silence but also prosodic features, this framework can also handle some related dialog decisions. To illustrate how such predictions can be made, we trained a neural network predictor. This was adequate to support some specific turn-taking decisions and was modestly accurate overall.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ward, Nigel G. / Fuentes, Olac / Vega, Alejandro (2010): "Dialog prediction for a general model of turn-taking", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 2662-2665.