Bernd Souvignier

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— In this paper we present technology used in spoken dialog systems for applications of a wide range. They include tasks from the travel domain and automatic switchboards as well as large scale directory assistance. The overall goal in developing spoken dialog systems is to allow for a natural and flexible dialog flow similar to human–human interaction.(More)
We present new methods to compute the conjugacy classes of elements in a finite permutation group. For groups with a non-trivial soluble radical we lift the classes of the quotient by the radical through elementary abelian layers of it to classes of the full group. This reduces the general case to groups with trivial Fitting subgroup. For groups of thk type(More)
The reticular theory of twinning gives the necessary conditions on the lattice level for the formation of twins. The latter are based on the continuation, more or less approximate, of a substructure through the composition surface. The analysis of this structural continuity can be performed in terms of the eigensymmetry of the crystallographic orbits(More)
The robust estimation of language models for new applications of spoken dialogue systems often suffers from a shortcoming of training material. An alternative to training a language model is to improve an initial language model using material obtained while running the new system, thus adapting it to the new task. In this paper we investigate different(More)
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