Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
October 16-20, 2000
Conversational Networking: Conversational Protocols for Transport, Coding, and Control
Stéphane H. Maes, Dan Chazan, Gilad Cohen, Ron Hoory
With the increased deployment of conversational systems, new
technical challenges and limitations appear. Client devices do not
have the processing power and memory requirements to perform the
necessary recognition and presentation tasks. Also, networks do not
have enough bandwidth to rapidly exchange the data files needed
by the conversational engines. Assuming that these two problems
are solved, vendors and service providers often do not wish to
exchange such data files which may be considered as intellectual,
business logic and technology crown jewels. Distributed
solve these issues, if implemented in appropriately managed
networks to guarantee quality of service for each active dialog.
In this paper, we introduce some aspects of conversational networking:
distributed speech recognition (DSR), distributed conversational
architecture and conversational protocols for transport, coding
and control. These are building blocks of a conversational
networking solutions and distributed multi-modal browsers.
Maes, Stéphane H. / Chazan, Dan / Cohen, Gilad / Hoory, Ron (2000):
"Conversational networking: conversational protocols for transport, coding, and control",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 198-201.