Enabling a user to specify an item at any time during system enumeration - Item identification for barge-in-able conversational dialogue systems

Kyoko Matsuyama*, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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研究成果査読

9 被引用数 (Scopus)

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In conversational dialogue systems, users prefer to speak at any time and to use natural expressions. We have developed an Independent Component Analysis (ICA) based semi-blind source separation method, which allows users to barge-in over system utterances at any time. We created a novel method from timing information derived from barge-in utterances to identify one item that a user indicates during system enumeration. First, we determine the timing distribution of user utterances containing referential expressions and then approximate it using a gamma distribution. Second, we represent both the utterance timing and automatic speech recognition (ASR) results as probabilities of the desired selection from the system's enumeration. We then integrate these two probabilities to identify the item having the maximum likelihood of selection. Experimental results using 400 utterances indicated that our method outperformed two methods used as a baseline (one of ASR results only and one of utterance timing only) in identification accuracy.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)252-255
ページ数4
ジャーナルProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 11 26
外部発表はい
イベント10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2009 - Brighton, United Kingdom
継続期間: 2009 9 62009 9 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 信号処理
  • ソフトウェア
  • 感覚系

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