ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Characterising dialogue call-flows for pervasive environments

Amit Anil Nanavati, Nitendra Rajput

Algorithm design and analysis rapidly attained maturity with the introduction of time and space complexity measures. Dialogue call-flow design and analysis for pervasive devices is a relatively nascent art, complicated by the variation in resource constraints. We investigate the problem of dialogue call-flow characterisation for pervasive devices, with the objective of defining complexity measures for dialogue call-flows.

A dialogue call-flow executing on a pervasive device is an interplay among the device, the human and the speech system, and can therefore be completely characterised by the {resource,usability,technology} triple. Typical examples of resource are memory and energy; usability is indicated in the number of questions; and technology is exemplified in the accuracy of the speech recognition system. These are characteristics of the call-flow, but the call-flow characterisation itself is {device,human,speech system}-independent.

We instantiate {r,u,t} with {memory,questions,accuracy} to introduce the {m,q,a}-characterisation of dialogue call-flows. We select m, q, a metrics to define various {m,q,a}-complexity measures for a call-flow. Every call-flow thus has a complexity measure associated with it - a feature indispensable for the systematic analysis and design of dialogue call-flows.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-828

Cite as: Nanavati, A.A., Rajput, N. (2005) Characterising dialogue call-flows for pervasive environments. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 3405-3408, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-828

  author={Amit Anil Nanavati and Nitendra Rajput},
  title={{Characterising dialogue call-flows for pervasive environments}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},