Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Developing Extensible and Reusable Spoken Dialogue Components: An Examination of the Queen's Communicator

Philip Hanna (1), Ian O'Neill (1), Xingkun Liu (1), Michael McTear (2)

(1) Queen's University of Belfast, UK; (2) University of Ulster, UK

This paper presents an examination of the Queen's Communicator, a cross-domain, mixed initiative spoken dialogue system, in terms of the system's extensibility and reusability. The paper explores how an object-oriented design methodology can be used to define both high-level discourse objects and appropriate forms of relationship between discourse objects. The paper concludes that the application of an object-based approach to dialogue system design makes possible the use of a number of different mechanisms that facilitate the extension and reuse of discourse expertise.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hanna, Philip / O'Neill, Ian / Liu, Xingkun / McTear, Michael (2005): "Developing extensible and reusable spoken dialogue components: an examination of the Queen's communicator", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1865-1868.