Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

The AT&T-DARPA Communicator Mixed-Initiative Spoken Dialog System

Esther Levin, Shrikanth Narayanan, Roberto Pieraccini, Konstantin Biatov, E. Bocchieri, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Wieland Eckert, S. Lee, A. Pokrovsky, Mazin Rahim, P. Ruscitti, M. Walker

AT&T Labs - Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA

The design and implementation of the AT&T Communicator mixed-initiative spoken dialog system is described. The Communicator project, sponsored by DARPA and launched in 1999, is a multi-year multi-site project on advanced spoken dialog systems research. The main focus of this paper is on issues related to the design of mixed-initiative systems. In addition to describing our architecture and implementation of the complex travel task, the paper reports on some preliminary evaluation results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Levin, Esther / Narayanan, Shrikanth / Pieraccini, Roberto / Biatov, Konstantin / Bocchieri, E. / Fabbrizio, Giuseppe Di / Eckert, Wieland / Lee, S. / Pokrovsky, A. / Rahim, Mazin / Ruscitti, P. / Walker, M. (2000): "The AT&t-DARPA communicator mixed-initiative spoken dialog system", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 122-125.