Advertisement

Specification and Evaluation of a Spanish Conversational System Using Dialogue Models

  • Ivan V. Meza
  • Lisset Salinas
  • Esther Venegas
  • Hayde Castellanos
  • Alejandra Chavarría
  • Luis A. Pineda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6433)

Abstract

In this paper, we present a new specification, implementation and evaluation of the “guess the card” system. This is a conversational system with spoken Spanish and vision capabilities that plays a game with members of the general public in a permanent stand at a science museum. The system has been built using a methodology and programming environment based on the notion of dialogue model specification and interpretation, that we have been developing over the years. The present system uses the latest version of the formalism and improves considerably over previous versions [8]. In particular, the present version takes advantage of the discourse structure, increases modularity, and incorporates general and flexible recovery strategies. An evaluation of the system is also presented.

Keywords

Spoken Dialogue System Dialogue Models Multimodal Systems 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Avilés, H., Alvarado-González, M., Venegas, E., Rascón, C., Meza, I., Pineda, L.A.: Development of a Tour–Guide Robot Using Dialogue Models and a Cognitive Architecture. In: Kuri-Morales, A., Simari, G. (eds.) IBERAMIA 2010. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 6433, pp. 512–521. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Avilés, H., Meza, I., Aguilar, W., Pineda, L.A.: Integrating Pointing Gestures into a Spanish-spoken Dialog System for Conversational Service Robots. In: Second International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (2010)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bay, H., Ess, A., Tuytelaars, T., Van Gool, L.: SURF: Speeded-Up Robust Features. Computer Vision and Image Understanding 110(3), 346–359 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Bradski, G., Kaehler, A.: Learning OpenCV: Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library ORilley (2008)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Huerta, J.M., Chen, S.J., Stern, R.M.: The 1998 Carnegie Mellon University Sphinx-3 spanish broadcast news transcription system. In: Proc. of the DARPA Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop (1999)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Mann, W.C., Thompson, S.: Rhetorical structure theory: Towards a functional theory of text organization. Text 8(3), 243–281 (1998)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Cheyer, A., Martin, D.: The Open Agent Architecture. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 4(1), 143–148 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Meza, I., Pérez-Pavón, P., Salinas, L., Aviles, H., Pineda, L.A.: A Multimodal Dialogue System for Playing the Game Guess the card. Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural 44, 131–138 (2010)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Pineda, L.A., Estrada, V., Coria, S., Allen, J.: The Obligations and Common Ground Structure of Practical Dialogues. Revista Iberoamericana de Inteligencia Artificial 11(36), 9–17 (2007)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Pineda, L.A.: Specification and Interpretation of Multimodal Dialogue Models for Human-Robot Interaction. In: Sidorov, G. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence for Humans: Service Robots and Social Modeling, Mexico, pp. 33–50 (2008)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Pineda, L.A., Meza, I., Salinas, L.: Dialogue Model Specification and Interpretation for Intelligent Multimodal HCI. In: Kuri-Morales, A., Simari, G. (eds.) IBERAMIA 2010. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 6433, pp. 20–29. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Pineda, L.A., Castellanos, H., Cuétara, J., Galescu, L., Juárez, J., Llisterri, J., Pérez, P., Villaseñor, L.: The corpus DIMEx100: Transcription and evaluation. Language Resources and Evaluation (2009)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Rascón, C., Avilés, H., Pineda, L.A.: Robotic Orientation towards Speaker for Human-Robot Interaction. In: Kuri-Morales, A., Simari, G. (eds.) IBERAMIA 2010. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 6433, pp. 10–19. Springer, Heidelberg (2010)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Walker Marilyn, A., Litman, D.J., Kamm, C.A., Kamm, A.A., y Abella, A.: Paradise: A framework for Evaluating Spoken Dialogue Agents, pp. 271–280 (1997)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan V. Meza
    • 1
  • Lisset Salinas
    • 1
  • Esther Venegas
    • 1
  • Hayde Castellanos
    • 1
  • Alejandra Chavarría
    • 1
  • Luis A. Pineda
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS)Universidad Nacional Autnoma de MéxicoMexico

Personalised recommendations