Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

The MATE Workbench - A Tool in Support of Spoken Dialogue Annotation and Information Extraction

Laila Dybkjśr, Niels Ole Bernsen

Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory, Odense, Denmark

The increasing variety and sophistication of spoken language dialogue systems (SLDSs) emphasises the need for tools in support of their development and evaluation as well as for appropriate evaluation criteria. In this paper we describe how the MATE workbench can be used during SLDSs development to efficiently produce corpus-based information on SLDSs and their components. The information retrieved from the annotated corpora can be used for evaluation purposes and provide important directions for further development. Examples are drawn from dialogue management and human factors of SLDSs.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dybkjśr, Laila / Bernsen, Niels Ole (2000): "The MATE workbench - a tool in support of spoken dialogue annotation and information extraction", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 977-980.