11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Parallel Processing of Interruptions and Feedback in Companions Affective Dialogue System

Jaakko Hakulinen (1), Markku Turunen (1), Raúl Santos de la Camara (2), Nigel Crook (3)

(1) University of Tampere, Finland
(2) Telefónica I+D, Spain
(3) University of Oxford, UK

Much interest has recently been given to making dialogue systems more natural by implementing more flexible software solutions, such as parallel and incremental processing. In the How-Was-Your-Day prototype, parallel processing paths provide complementary information and the parallel processing loops enable the system to respond to user activity in a more flexible manner than traditional pipeline processing. While most of the components work as though they were in a pipeline, the Interruption Manager is a component which uses the available information to generate the system responses outside of the pipeline and handles situations such as user interruptions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hakulinen, Jaakko / Turunen, Markku / Camara, Raúl Santos de la / Crook, Nigel (2010): "Parallel processing of interruptions and feedback in companions affective dialogue system", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 3026-3029.