1st Joint SIG-IL/Microsoft Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages
Porto Salvo, Portugal
Speech technology currently supports the development of dialogue
systems that function in limited domains for which they
were trained and in conditions for which they were designed,
that is, specific acoustic conditions, speakers etc. The international
scientific community has made significant efforts in exploring
methods for adaptation to different acoustic contexts,
tasks and types of user. However, further work is needed to
produce multimodal spoken dialogue systems capable of exploiting
interactivity to learn online in order to improve their
The goal is to produce flexible and dynamic multimodal, interactive systems based on spoken communication, capable of detecting automatically their operating conditions and especially of learning from user interactions and experience through evaluating their own performance. Such ?living? systems will evolve continuously and without supervision until user satisfaction is achieved. Special attention will be paid to those groups of users for which adaptation and personalisation is essential: amongst others, people with disabilities which lead to communication difficulties (hearing loss, dysfluent speech, ...), mobility problems and non-native users.
In this context, the SD-TEAM Project aims to advance the development of technologies for interactive learning and evaluation. In addition, it will develop flexible distributed architectures that allow synergistic interaction between processing modules from a variety of dialogue systems designed for distinct tasks, user groups, acoustic conditions, etc. These technologies will be demonstrated via multimodal dialogue systems to access to services from home and to access to unstructured information, based on the multi-domain systems developed in the previous project TIN2005-08660-C04.
Bibliographic reference. Torres, María Inés / Lleida, Eduardo / Sanchis, Emilio / Córdoba, Ricardo de / Macías-Guarasa, Javier (2009): "SD-TEAM: interactive learning, self-evaluation and multimodal technologies for multidomain spoken dialog systems", In SLTECH-2009, 127-130.