Shuk Fong Chan

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This paper describes a study of the interdependencies among dialog acts, task goals and discourse inheritance in mixed-initiative dialogs in the restaurants domain. Our study is based on 199 dialogs, with disjoint training (169 dialogs) and test sets (30 dialogs). Training set is annotated manually in terms of task goals and dialog acts and tagged(More)
ISIS, which abbreviates Intelligent Speech for Information Systems, is a trilingual spoken dialog system (SDS) for the financial domain. It handles two dialects of Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua), as well as English¨the predominant languages in our region. The system supports spoken language queries regarding stock market information and simulated(More)
ISIS (Intelligent Speech for Information Systems) is a trilingual spoken dialog system (SDS) for the stocks domain. It handles two dialects of Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) as well as English---the predominant languages in our region. The system supports spoken language queries regarding stock market information and simulated personal portfolios. The(More)
This paper presents a progress update of our ISIS 1 trilingual spoken dialog system. As described in [8], this is a conversational system for the stocks domain, and supports interactions in the languages of our region – English and two dialects of Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). ISIS provides a system test-bed for our initial explorations with the CORBA(More)
This paper presents our approach towards natural language response generation for mixed-initiative dialogs in the CUHK Restaurants domain. Our experimental corpus consists of about 4000 customer requests and waiter responses. Every request/response utterance is annotated with its task goal (TG) and dialog act (DA). The variable pair {TG, DA} is used to(More)
ISIS, which abbreviates Intelligent Speech for Information Systems, is a trilingual spoken dialog system (SDS) for the financial domain. It handles two dialects of Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua), as well as English – the predominant languages in our region. The system supports spoken language queries regarding stock market information and simulated(More)
This pilot study examined the internal consistency and concurrent validity of the Chinese version of the Acute Lower Back Pain Screening Questionnaire. A sample of 45 acute low back pain patients (27 men and 18 women; mean age = 47.8) were recruited from the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong. Three items of(More)
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