Pierrick Milhorat

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This paper describes a hands-free speech/sound recognition system developed and evaluated in the framework of the CompanionAble European Project. The system is intended to work continuously on a distant wireless microphone and detect not only vocal commands but also everyday life sounds. The proposed architecture and the description of each module are(More)
Wizard of Oz (WOZ) prototyping employs a human wizard to simulate anticipated functions of a future system. In Natural Language Processing this method is usually used to obtain early feedback on dialogue designs, to collect language corpora , or to explore interaction strategies. Yet, existing tools often require complex client-server configurations and(More)
While Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) still represent the most common way of operating modern computing technology, Spoken Dialog Systems (SDS) have the potential to offer a more natural and intuitive mode of interaction. Even though some may say that existing speech recognition is neither reliable nor practical, the success of recent product releases such(More)
While natural language as an interaction modality is increasingly being accepted by users, remaining technological challenges still hinder its widespread employment. Tools that better support the design, development and improvement of these types of applications are required. This demo presents a prototyping framework for Spoken Dialog System (SDS) design(More)
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