Integration of Speech and Text Processing Modules into a Real-Time Dialogue System

  • Jan Ptáček
  • Pavel Ircing
  • Miroslav Spousta
  • Jan Romportl
  • Zdeněk Loose
  • Silvie Cinková
  • José Relaño Gil
  • Raúl Santos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6231)

Abstract

This paper presents a real-time implementation of an automatic dialogue system called ‘Senior Companion’, which is not strictly task-oriented, but instead it is designed to ‘chat’ with elderly users about their family photographs. To a large extent, this task has lost the usual restriction of dialogue systems to a particular (narrow) domain, and thus the speech and natural language processing components had to be designed to cover a broad range of possible user and system utterances.

Keywords

automatic dialog systems human-computer interaction speech technologies natural language processing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Ptáček
    • 1
  • Pavel Ircing
    • 2
  • Miroslav Spousta
    • 1
  • Jan Romportl
    • 2
  • Zdeněk Loose
    • 2
  • Silvie Cinková
    • 1
  • José Relaño Gil
    • 3
  • Raúl Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Formal and Applied LinguisticsCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dept. of CyberneticsUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  3. 3.Telefónica I+DMadridSpain

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