Ambiguity representation and resolution in spoken dialogue systems

@inproceedings{Ammicht2001AmbiguityRA,
  title={Ambiguity representation and resolution in spoken dialogue systems},
  author={Egbert Ammicht and Alexandros Potamianos and Eric Fosler-Lussier},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2001}
}
Spoken natural language often contains ambiguities that must be addressed by a spoken dialogue system. In this work, we present the internal semantic representation and resolution strategy of a dialogue system designed to understand ambiguous input. These mechanisms are domain independent; almost all task-specific knowledge is represented in parameterizable data structures. The system derives candidate descriptions of what the user said from raw input data, context-tracking and scoring. These… CONTINUE READING
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