Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Semantic Analysis in a Robust Spoken Dialog System

W. Eckert, Heinrich Niemann

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl für Mustererkennung (Informatik 5), Erlangen, Germany

In this paper we describe the semantic interpretation process of utterances in a spoken dialog system for train table inquiries. Spoken dialogs show a large set of problems in human-machine-communicationlike stops, corrections, filled pauses, non grammatical sentences, ellipses, unconnected phrases etc. In our robust approach we are able to handle a substantial amount of them. While the principles of robustness are shared in several modules, in this paper we concentrate on the aspect of robust semantic analysis and domain specific interpretation of spoken utterances. Keywords: robustness, semantic analysis, spoken dialog

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Bibliographic reference.  Eckert, W. / Niemann, Heinrich (1994): "Semantic analysis in a robust spoken dialog system", In ICSLP-1994, 107-110.