Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Introduction To The IST-HLT Project Speech-Driven Multimodal Automatic Directory Assistance (SMADA)

Fréderic Béchet (4), Elisabeth den Os (1), Lou Boves (2), Jürgen Sienel (3)

(1) KPN Research, Department of Multimedia, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
(2) KUN, Department of Language and Speech, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
(3) Alcatel SEL AG, Stuttgart, Germany
(4) Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, LIA, Avignon, France

This paper introduces the IST-HLT project SMADA. This project started in January 2000 and it will run for three years. We present information on the topics to be addressed in the project; in addition some preliminary results are given. Information is given on functional specifications and technical and Human Factors evaluations of Automatic Directory Assistance systems in four European countries, on the technology issues taken into account (e.g., automatic derivation of pronunciation variants and grammars, combination of multiple decoders, confidence measures), on multimodal access to Directory Assistance and in relation to this on Distributed Speech Recognition.

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Bibliographic reference.  Béchet, Fréderic / Os, Elisabeth den / Boves, Lou / Sienel, Jürgen (2000): "Introduction to the IST-HLT project speech-driven multimodal automatic directory assistance (SMADA)", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 731-734.