Yinfei Huang

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The EasyTalk application is a large-vocabulary speaker-independent continuous Chinese speech recognition system, i.e. Chinese dictation machine (CDM), under the WINTEL environment. Addressed in this paper are a number of novel techniques adopted in the CDM engine which is the basis of EasyTalk, including the merging-based syllable detection automaton(More)
In this paper we present the design and the implement of the language understanding component of a Chinese spoken language dialogue system EasyNav. In pursuing the coherence with the goal of understanding, we design the structure of system with speech decoding and language understanding integrated closely. Thus the language understanding component need to(More)
The purpose of this paper is to solve the contextual ellipsis problem that is popular in our Chinese spoken dialogue system named EasyNav. A Theme Structure is proposed to describe the attentional state. Its dynamic generation feature makes it suitable to model the topic transition in user-initiative dialogues. By studying the differences and the(More)
In this paper, a semantic parser with support to ellipsis resolution in a Chinese spoken language dialogue system is proposed. The grammar and parsing strategy of this parser is designed to address the characteristics of spoken language and to support the ellipsis resolution. Namely, it parses the user utterance with a domain-specific semantic grammar based(More)
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