Hélène Bonneau-Maynard

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The French Technolangue MEDIA-EVALDA project aims to evaluate spoken understanding approaches. This paper describes the semantic annotation scheme of a common dialog corpus which will be used for developing and evaluating spoken understanding models and for linguistic studies. A common semantic representation has been formalized and agreed upon by the(More)
This paper presents and reports on the progress of the EVALDA/MEDIA project, focusing on the recording and annotating protocol of the reference dialogue corpus. The aim of this project is to design and test an evaluation methodology to compare and diagnose the context-dependent and independent understanding capability of spoken language dialogue systems.(More)
In this paper, we describe the evaluation of the dialog management and response generation strategies being developed for retrieval of touristic information, selected as a common domain for the ARC AUPELF-B2 action. A large number of spoken dialog systems have been reported in the literature making use of different strategies for dialog management.(More)
This paper relates some of our experiments on the possibility of predictive performance measures of dialog systems. Experimenting dialog systems is often a very high cost procedure due to the necessity to carry out user trials. Obviously it is advantageous when evaluation can be carried out automatically. It would be helpfull if for each application we were(More)
In this paper we report on our ongoing work in developing spoken language corpora in the context of information access in two travel domain tasks, L'ATIS and MASK. The collection of spoken language corpora remains an important research area and represents a significant portion of work in the development of spoken language systems. The use of additional(More)
One central goal of the AMITIÉS multilingual human-computer dialogue project is to create a dialogue management system capable of engaging the user in human-like conversation in a specific domain. To that end, we have developed new methods for the manual annotation of spoken dialogue transcriptions from European financial call centers. We have modified the(More)
This paper describes recent work aimed at relating multi-level dialog annotations with meta-data annotations for a corpus of real human-human dialogs. This work is carried out in the context of the AMITIES project in which spoken dialog systems for call center services are being developed. A corpus of 100 agent-client dialogs have been annotated with three(More)
The explicit introduction of morphosyntactic information into statistical machine translation approaches is receiving an important focus of attention. The current freely available Part of Speech (POS) taggers for the French language are based on a limited tagset which does not account for some flectional particularities. Moreover, there is a lack of a(More)
This paper describes a semantic annotation scheme for spoken dialog corpora. Manual semantic annotation of large corpora is tedious, expensive, and subject to inconsistencies. Consistency is a necessity to increase the usefulness of corpus for developing and evaluating spoken understanding models and for linguistics studies. A semantic representation, which(More)