Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Data Collection and Processing in the Carnegie Mellon Communicator

Maxine Eskenazi, Alexander I. Rudnicky, Karin Gregory, Paul Constantinides, Robert Brennan, Christina Bennett, Jwan Allen

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

In order to create a useful, gracefully functioning system for travel arrangements, we have first observed the task as it is accomplished by a human. We then imitated the human while making the user believe he was dialoguing with an automatic system. As we gradually built our system, we devised ways to assess progress and to detect errors. The following described the manner in which the Carnegie Mellon Communicator was built, data collected, and assessment begun using these criteria.

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Bibliographic reference.  Eskenazi, Maxine / Rudnicky, Alexander I. / Gregory, Karin / Constantinides, Paul / Brennan, Robert / Bennett, Christina / Allen, Jwan (1999): "Data collection and processing in the carnegie mellon communicator", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2695-2698.