5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

A German Dialogue System for Scheduling Dates and Meetings by Naturally Spoken Continuous Speech

Daniel Willett, Arno Romer, Jörg Rottland, Gerhard Rigoll

Gerhard-Mercator-University, Duisburg, Germany

In this paper, we present the basic design principles and architecture of a dialogue system for scheduling appointments. This mixed-initiative dialogue system integrates an automatic speaker-independent speech recognition engine for continuously spoken German, a speech synthesizer and a scheduler database application to build up a scheduler that is purely driven by natural continuous speech and thus, does not need any visual display device. With these properties it is a prototype for a speech driven palm-size computer application and could be integrated in miniature computers that come along with no display device at all.

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Bibliographic reference.  Willett, Daniel / Romer, Arno / Rottland, Jörg / Rigoll, Gerhard (1998): "A German dialogue system for scheduling dates and meetings by naturally spoken continuous speech", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0524.