Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Distributed Dialogue Management for Smart Terminal Devices

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Markku Turunen, Jaakko Hakulinen, Leena Helin, Perttu Prusi, Anssi Kainulainen

University of Tampere, Finland

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and personal digital assistants, can be used to implement efficient speech-based and multimodal interfaces. Most of the systems are server-based, and there is a need to distribute the dialogue management tasks between the terminal devices and the server. Since the technologies are not mature and the platforms are constantly changing, approaches that support generic and reusable components are needed. We describe a model where the tasks of the dialogue management are divided into two parts. The server handles the overall coordination of the dialogue by generating dialogue task descriptions. Smart terminal devices realize the low-level decisions by executing individual dialogue tasks. A prototype of multimodal dialogue application using the model is presented. It has two different user interface realizations using standard telephony equipment and smartphones.

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Bibliographic reference.  Salonen, Esa-Pekka / Turunen, Markku / Hakulinen, Jaakko / Helin, Leena / Prusi, Perttu / Kainulainen, Anssi (2005): "Distributed dialogue management for smart terminal devices", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 849-852.