Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Designing a Domain Independent Platform of Spoken Dialogue System

Kazumi Aoyama, Izumi Hirano, Hideaki Kikuchi, Katsuhiko Shirai

Department of Information and Computer Science, Waseda University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Our purpose is to construct a domain independent platform for task-oriented spoken dialogue system. It is expected to generalize architecture of spoken dialogue system for making it easy to develop a system that can support and act to solve problems for user by using speech input and output. In this research, we propose a method of describing hierarchically internal knowledge for solving problems and one for controlling dialogue as rules. A system designer only should describe two types of rules those are called problem-solving rules and action-management rules. And we designed and implemented the platform and evaluated how well the rules can express knowledge.

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Bibliographic reference.  Aoyama, Kazumi / Hirano, Izumi / Kikuchi, Hideaki / Shirai, Katsuhiko (2000): "Designing a domain independent platform of spoken dialogue system", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 1057-1060.