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In this paper, we study the impact of considering context information for the annotation of emotions. Concretely, we propose the inclusion of the history of user–system interaction and the neutral speaking style of users. A new method to automatically include both sources of information has been developed making use of novel techniques for acoustic(More)
In this paper we propose a method for predicting the user mental state for the development of more efficient and usable spoken dialogue systems. This prediction, carried out for each user turn in the dialogue, makes it possible to adapt the system dynamically to the user needs. The mental state is built on the basis of the emotional state of the user and(More)
This paper proposes a new technique to test the performance of spoken dialogue systems by artificially simulating the behaviour of three types of user (very cooperative, cooperative and not very cooperative) interacting with a system by means of spoken dialogues. Experiments using the technique were carried out to test the performance of a previously(More)
This paper presents a new technique to enhance the performance of the input interface of spoken dialogue systems based on a procedure that combines during speech recognition the advantages of using prompt-dependent language models with those of using a language model independent of the prompts generated by the dialogue system. The technique proposes to(More)
Social Networking has been a global consumer phenomenon during the last few years. Online communities are changing the way people behave, share and interact within their daily lives. Most of such communities are mainly focused on sharing contents and communicating using a traditional web interface. However, social virtual worlds are computer-simulated(More)
This paper proposes a technique to correct speech recognition errors in spoken dialogue systems that presents two main novel contributions. On the one hand, it considers several contexts where a speech recognition result can be corrected. A threshold learnt in the training is used to decide whether the correction must be carried out in the context(More)