ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

The use of belief networks for mixed-initiative dialog modeling

Helen M. Meng, Carmen Wai, Roberto Pieraccini

This paper describes the use of Belief Networks for mixedinitiative dialog modeling within the context of the CU FOREX system [1]. CU FOREX is a bilingual hotline for real-time foreign exchange inquiries. Presently, it supports two separate interaction modalities: a direct dialog (DD) interaction, which is systeminitiated for novice users; as well as natural language (NLS) shortcuts, which is user-initiated for expert users. In this work, we propose to use Belief Networks (BNs) to automatically govern the model transitions for mixed-initiative interactions. Furthermore, we hope that our approach can reduce the amount of handcrafting involved in the development of current mixedinitiative dialog models, to ease portability across different applications domains.

Meng, H., S. Lee and C. Wai, “CU FOREX: A bilingual spoken dialog system for the foreign exchange domain, Proceedings of ICASSP-2000.


Cite as: Meng, H.M., Wai, C., Pieraccini, R. (2000) The use of belief networks for mixed-initiative dialog modeling. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 106-109

@inproceedings{meng00_icslp,
  author={Helen M. Meng and Carmen Wai and Roberto Pieraccini},
  title={{The use of belief networks for mixed-initiative dialog modeling}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 106-109}
}