Proposal for a Practical Spoken Dialogue System Development Method

A Data-Management Centered Approach
Conference paper


This chapter presents a new rapid prototyping method, Mrails, for a spoken/multi-modal dialogue system. In contrast to previous approaches that define individual dialogue states, our method automatically generates necessary dialogue states from a data model definition. This prototyping method, which has the capability of real data access and basic error management, can be implemented by reconstructing a dialogue transition script of Rails Web application framework. In this chapter, we present an overview of our approach and show rapid development examples of various types of spoken/multi-modal dialogue systems.


Prototyping of spoken dialogue system Multi-modal dialog system Interactive presentation User model. 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan

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