ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Cross-domain classification using generalized domain acts

Andrew N. Pargellis, Alexandros Potamianos

Cross-domain classification for speech understanding is an interesting research problem because of the need for portable solutions in the design for spoken dialogue systems. In this paper, a two-tier classifier is proposed for speech understanding. The first tier consists of domain independent dialogue acts while the second tier consists of application actions that are domain specific. A maximum likelihood and a minimum classification error formulation are proposed for the first tier of the classifier, i.e., for dialogue act classification. The performance of the classifier is investigated for three application domains. Cross-domain classification error is two to four times higher than in-domain classification error. A 10-15% reduction in cross-domain classification error rate is achieved by adding generic domain independent training data for each dialogue act and by mapping words to semantic concepts.


Cite as: Pargellis, A.N., Potamianos, A. (2000) Cross-domain classification using generalized domain acts. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 3, 502-505

@inproceedings{pargellis00_icslp,
  author={Andrew N. Pargellis and Alexandros Potamianos},
  title={{Cross-domain classification using generalized domain acts}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 3, 502-505}
}