Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Evaluating the Dialogue Component in the GULAN Educational System

Pernilla Qvarfordt, Arne Jönsson

Department of Computer and Information Science, Univ. of Linköping, Sweden

In this paper we present results on the learning effects of using the gulan educational system to understand spoken dialogue systems. The investigation is restricted to the dialogue management component, which uses a subset of the linlin dialogue manager. The results are based on an evaluation of questionnaires given to the students and of tutors assessment of the students knowledge before and after using the educational system. The study shows that the students knowledge on focus and dialogue structure for dialogue systems improved after using the system. We also gained insights on further development of the system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Qvarfordt, Pernilla / Jönsson, Arne (1999): "Evaluating the dialogue component in the GULAN educational system", In EUROSPEECH'99, 643-646.