ETRW on Dialogue and Prosody

September 1-3, 1999
Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Using High Level Dialogue Information for Dialogue Act Recognition Using Prosodic Features

Helen Wright (1), Massimo Poesio (2), and Stephen Isard (1)

(1) Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
(2) Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

We look at the effect of using high level discourse knowledge in dialogue act type detection. We also look at ways this knowledge can be used for improving language modelling and intonation modelling of utterance types. We find a significant improvement of predictability of dialogue models using higher level discourse knowledge.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wright, Helen / Poesio, Massimo / Isard, Stephen (1999): "Using high level dialogue information for dialogue act recognition using prosodic features", In DIAPRO-1999, 139-143.