Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)
This article deals with the modelling of what we call the application in person-machine oral dialogue systems. We define the application as being all the services (tasks) which the system can carry out for the user. The different roles that the application can play in a dialogue system are examined: the management of dialogue, the control of the coherence of exchanged information, the calculation of predictions for speech recognition and finally, the supplying of all information which allow a co-operative dialogue. We then display a modelling of application in the context of the European Project SUNDIAL. This modelling allows the principal roles described to be effectively put into practice. It is used with the help of a high level interpreted language. It includes three main sections: the description of application data, the description of dialogue knowledge which is necessary in order to manage a user-friendly interaction and the description, by way of scripts and actions, of the different tasks possible. Finally the article describes the different problems which remain unsolved so far.
Bibliographic reference. Siroux, Jacques / Kharoune, Mouloud / Guyomard, Marc (1994): "Application and dialogue in the sundial system", In ICSLP-1994, 927-930.