Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Rapidly Developing Spoken Chinese Dialogue Systems with the d-Ear SDS SDK

Xiaojun Wu (1), Thomas Fang Zheng (1), Michael Brasser (2), Zhanjiang Song (2)

(1) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; (2) Beijing d-Ear Technologies Co. Ltd., China

Developing a spoken dialog system is typically time-consuming, and must often be accomplished using difficult-to-learn professional technologies. Most existing toolkits use statistical semantic parsers and model a dialogue interaction as a finite-state network. However, for developing flexible spoken Chinese dialogue systems, these toolkits have several problems. A new toolkit named the d-Ear SDS SDK is introduced here. The SDK suggests a multi-session dialogue system framework with a powerful semantic parser specially designed for spoken Chinese understanding, and a powerful dialogue manager providing non-finite-state dialogue control. To set up a new dialogue system, the developer can customize all the system modules with domain-specific information and operations, using the d-Ear SDS Studio to save time. Using the SDK, we have built several dialogue systems with excellent performance in a very short time.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Wu, Xiaojun / Zheng, Thomas Fang / Brasser, Michael / Song, Zhanjiang (2005): "Rapidly developing spoken Chinese dialogue systems with the d-ear SDS SDK", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 829-832.