Improvement of utterance clustering by using employees' sound and area data


In this paper, we propose to use staying area data toward the estimation of serving time for customers. To classify utterances enables us to estimate conversation types between speakers. However, its performance becomes lower in real environments. We propose a method using area data with sound data to solve this problem. We also propose a method to estimate the conversation types using the decision trees. They were tested with the data recorded in a Japanese restaurant. In the experiment to classify utterances, the proposed method performed better than the method using only sound data. In the experiment to estimate the conversation types, we succeeded to recover 70% of the mis-classified conversations using both of sound and area data.

DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854160

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@article{Kawase2014ImprovementOU, title={Improvement of utterance clustering by using employees' sound and area data}, author={Tetsuya Kawase and Masanori Takehara and Satoshi Tamura and Satoru Hayamizu and Ryuhei Tenmoku and Takeshi Kurata}, journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)}, year={2014}, pages={3047-3051} }