5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

A Voice User Interface Demonstration System for Mexican Spanish

Carmen Garcia-Mateo (1), Qiru Zhou (2), Chin-Hui Lee (2), Andrew Pargellis (2)

(1) E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicacion, University of Vigo, Spain
(2) Dialogue Systems Research Department, Bell Laboratories, USA

We present a Mexican Spanish voice user interface demonstration system. It was built on a speech research platform developed at Bell Labs, which provides major speech technology and interface components, including automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, audio input/output functions and telephone interface. The application is written in the PERL script language with an embedded Voice Interface Language (VIL) that connects the speech and interface modules to PERL. Given the set of multilingual speech processing capabilities on the platform and the VIL, we were able to quickly develop a Mexican Spanish system using PERL with speech-enabled messaging and information access functionality similar to our English voice user interface demonstration system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Garcia-Mateo, Carmen / Zhou, Qiru / Lee, Chin-Hui / Pargellis, Andrew (1998): "A voice user interface demonstration system for mexican Spanish", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0884.