Development of Spoken Language User Interfaces: A Tool Kit Approach
This paper introduces a toolkit that allows programmers with no linguistic knowledge to rapidly develop a Spoken Language User Interface (SLUI) for various applications. The applications may vary from web-based e-commerce to the control of domestic appliances. Using the SLUI Toolkit, a programmer is able to create a system that incorporates Natural Language Processing (NLP), complex syntactic parsing, and semantic understanding. The system has been tested using ten human evaluators in a specific domain of a web based e-commerce application. The evaluators have overwhelmingly endorsed the ease of use and applicability of the tool kit in rapid development of speech and natural language processing interfaces for this domain.
KeywordsNatural Language Processing Automatic Speech Recognition Automatic Speech Recognition System Input Sentence Sample Sentence
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