Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
(EUROSPEECH'99)

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Overview of the ARISE Project

Els den Os (1), Lou Boves (1,2), Lori Lamel (3), Paolo Baggia (4)

(1) KPN Research, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
(2) University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
(3) LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France
(4) CSELT, Torino, Italy

The LE-3 project ARISE (Automatic Railway Information Sys-tems for Europe) ran from October 1996 through December 1998. Four prototypes of train timetable information systems for three different languages were developed, tested, and validated: Italian (based on technology developed by CSELT), French (two systems, one based on Philips technology, the other on technology by LIMSI), and Dutch (based on Philips technol-ogy). The goal of ARISE was to improve the basic technology and to enhance our general understanding of the issues involved in actual deployment of spoken language dialogue systems for restricted domain information. This paper summarises the main findings of the project in terms of speech recognition, dialogue state dependent language modelling, dialogue control, information presentation, system output, evaluation of spoken dialogue systems, and operational issues.


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Bibliographic reference.  Os, Els den / Boves, Lou / Lamel, Lori / Baggia, Paolo (1999): "Overview of the ARISE project", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1527-1530.