ISCA & IEEE Workshop on Spontaneous Speech Processing and Recognition

April 13-16, 2003
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Extreme Experiment (XE) Method for Developing Mixed Initiative Dialogue Systems

Masahiro Araki, Johji Kurahashi, Takeo Matsumoto

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

In this paper, we propose a new spontaneous speech collection method and a methodology for rapid test-andmodify development of mixed initiative spoken dialogue systems. Our method uses VoiceXML environment for helping WOZ experiments and uses tool suite for analyzing the userís utterance and for giving feedback to the systems. The core techniques of our method are (1) bootstrapping by Web application framework, (2) WOZ data collection using VoiceXML platform and (3) log analyzing tools for feedback.

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Bibliographic reference.  Araki, Masahiro / Kurahashi, Johji / Matsumoto, Takeo (2003): "Extreme experiment (XE) method for developing mixed initiative dialogue systems", in SSPR-2003, paper MAP18.