ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Improving rejection with semantic slot-based confidence scores

Eric I. Chang

This paper introduces a new confidence scoring mechanism which takes advantage of the semantic parsing provided by a natural language understanding system. As a result, different segments of the user input which fill individual semantic slots are identified and individual semantic slot confidence scores are generated. With slot-based confidence scores, each individual slot receives a confidence score generated by combining the confidence scores of the individual words which fill that particular slot. With judicious use of confidence scores for individual slots, better rejection and more natural interaction with the system are achieved.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-71

Cite as: Chang, E.I. (1999) Improving rejection with semantic slot-based confidence scores. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 271-274, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-71

@inproceedings{chang99_eurospeech,
  author={Eric I. Chang},
  title={{Improving rejection with semantic slot-based confidence scores}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={271--274},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-71}
}