ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Generating effective confirmation and guidance using two-level confidence measures for dialogue systems

Kazunori Komatani, Tatsuya Kawahara

We present a method to generate effective confirmation and guidance using concept-level confidence measures (CM) derived from speech recognizer output in order to handle speech recognition errors. We define two conceptlevel CM, which are on content-words and on semanticattributes, using 10-best outputs of the speech recognizer and parsing with phrase-level grammars. Content-word CM is useful for selecting plausible interpretations. Less confident interpretations are given to confirmation process, and non-confident ones are rejected. The strategy improved the interpretation accuracy by 11.5%. Moreover, the semantic-attribute CM is used to estimate user’s intention and generates system-initiative guidances even when successful interpretation is not obtained.


Cite as: Komatani, K., Kawahara, T. (2000) Generating effective confirmation and guidance using two-level confidence measures for dialogue systems. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 648

@inproceedings{komatani00_icslp,
  author={Kazunori Komatani and Tatsuya Kawahara},
  title={{Generating effective confirmation and guidance using two-level confidence measures for dialogue systems}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 648}
}