8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

A Wizard of Oz Framework for Collecting Spoken Human-Computer Dialogs

Rohit Mishra (1), Elizabeth Shriberg (1), Sandra Upson (2), Joyce Chen (3), Fuliang Weng (2), Stanley Peters (4), Lawrence Cavedon (4), John Niekrasz (4), Hua Cheng (4), Harry Bratt (1)

(1) SRI International, USA
(2) Robert Bosch Corp., USA
(3) Volkswagen of America, USA
(4) Stanford University, USA

This paper describes a data collection process aimed at gathering human-computer dialogs in high-stress or "busy" domains where the user is concentrating on tasks other than the conversation, for example, when driving a car. Designing spoken dialog interfaces for such domains is extremely challenging and the data collected will help us improve the dialog system interface and performance, understand how humans perform these tasks with respect to stressful situations, and obtain speech utterances for extracting prosodic features. This paper describes the experimental design for collecting speech data in a simulated driving environment.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mishra, Rohit / Shriberg, Elizabeth / Upson, Sandra / Chen, Joyce / Weng, Fuliang / Peters, Stanley / Cavedon, Lawrence / Niekrasz, John / Cheng, Hua / Bratt, Harry (2004): "A wizard of oz framework for collecting spoken human-computer dialogs", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 2269-2272.