A spoken dialog system for coordinating information consumption and exploration

Shinya Fujie, Ishin Fukuoka, Asumi Mugita, Hiroaki Takatsu, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Tetsunori Kobayashi

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Abstract

Passive consumption of information is boring in most cases and even painful in some cases, especially when the information content is delivered by employing speech media. The user of a speech-based information delivery system, for example a text-to-speech system, usually cannot interrupt the ongoing information ow, inhibiting her/him to confirm some part of the content, or to pose an inquiry for further information exploration. We argue that a carefully designed spoken dialog system could remedy these undesirable situations, and further enable an enjoyable conversation with the users. The key technologies to realize such an attractive dialog system are: (1) pre-compilation of a dialog plan based on the analysis of a source content, and (2) the dynamic recognition of user's state of understanding and interests. This paper illustrates technical views to implement these functionalities, and discusses a dialog example to exemplify the technical merits of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHIIR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages253-256
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450337519
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 13
EventACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2016 - Carrboro, United States
Duration: 2016 Mar 132016 Mar 17

Other

OtherACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCarrboro
Period16/3/1316/3/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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    Fujie, S., Fukuoka, I., Mugita, A., Takatsu, H., Hayashi, Y., & Kobayashi, T. (2016). A spoken dialog system for coordinating information consumption and exploration. In CHIIR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 253-256). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2854946.2854995