7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Basurde[lite], a Machine-Driven Dialogue System for Accessing Railway Timetable Information

Roger Trias-Sanz, José B. Mariño

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

We present Basurde[lite], a complete human-machine dialogue system for accessing railway information, based on machine-driven dialogues, a small vocabulary and grammar, and word and phrase spotting based on unrestricted grammars. We give preliminary evaluation results.

Although machine-driven, the system accepts however some flexi- bility: in some cases the user may give a reply not corresponding to the system’s question, and may use out-of-vocabulary words and expressions. The system mimics the user in his choice of time and date formats and language used for place names.

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Bibliographic reference.  Trias-Sanz, Roger / Mariño, José B. (2002): "Basurde[lite], a machine-driven dialogue system for accessing railway timetable information", In ICSLP-2002, 2685-2688.