Estimating semantic confidence for spoken dialogue systems

  title={Estimating semantic confidence for spoken dialogue systems},
  author={Sameer Pradhan and Wayne H. Ward},
  journal={2002 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing},
In order for a spoken dialogue system to carry on a fluent conversation, it must be able to estimate confidence in its interpretation of the input that it is receiving. It must realize when it doesn't understand the user and interact to correct the problem. To this end, most systems have some form of confidence assessment mechanism. These algorithms generally estimate confidence on a word-by-word basis and sometimes use these estimates to accept or reject an utterance as a whole. This paper… CONTINUE READING
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