Domain-Level Reasoning for Spoken Dialogue Systems

  • Dirk Bühler
  • Wolfgang Minker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 1-13
  3. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 15-39
  4. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 41-54
  5. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 55-81
  6. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 83-114
  7. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 115-125
  8. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 127-146
  9. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 147-160
  10. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 161-169
  11. Dirk Bühler, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 171-173
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 175-185

About this book

Introduction

Domain-Level Reasoning for Spoken Dialogue Systems provides a logic‐based reasoning component for spoken language dialogue systems. This component, called the Problem Assistant is responsible for processing constraints on a possible solution obtained from various sources, namely user and the system's domain-specific information.

The authors present findings on the implementation of a dialogue management interface to the Problem Assistant. The dialogue system supports simple mixed‐initiative planning interactions in the TRAINS domain, which is still a relatively complex domain involving a number of logical constraints and relations forming the basis for the collaborative problem-solving behavior that drives the dialogue. The book also:

  • Presents novel methods for enabling spoken dialogue systems to construct and manage complex tasks and interdependencies with different applications
  • Describes late-breaking research on next-generation spoken dialogue systems
  • Investigates how spoken dialogue systems may be improved in terms of usability and user friendliness

 

Keywords

Human and Machine Speech interfaces Natural Language Understanding Speech Application domains Speech Planning dialogues Speech TRAINS Spoken language dialogue systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk Bühler
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Minker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UlmInstitute of Information TechnologyUlmGermany
  2. 2., Institute of Information TechnologyUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9728-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9727-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9728-9
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