Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Task and Domain Specific Modelling in the Carnegie Mellon Communicator System

Alexander I. Rudnicky, Christina Bennett, Alan W. Black, Ananlada Chotomongcol, Kevin Lenzo, Alice Oh, Rita Singh

School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The Carnegie Mellon Communicator is a telephone-based dialog system that supports planning in a travel domain. The implementation of such a system requires two complimentary components, an architecture capable of managing interaction and the task, as well as a knowledge base that captures the speech, language and task characteristics specific to the domain. Given a suitable architecture, the principal effort in development in taken up in the acquisition and processing of a domain knowledge base. This paper describes a variety of techniques we have applied to modeling in acoustic, language, task, generation and synthesis components of the system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rudnicky, Alexander I. / Bennett, Christina / Black, Alan W. / Chotomongcol, Ananlada / Lenzo, Kevin / Oh, Alice / Singh, Rita (2000): "Task and domain specific modelling in the Carnegie Mellon communicator system", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 130-134.