Synopses & Reviews
As spoken natural language dialog systems technology continues to make great strides, numerous issues regarding dialog processing still need to be resolved. This book presents an exciting new dialog processing architecture that allows for a number of behaviors required for effective human-machine interactions, including: problem-solving to help the user carry out a task, coherent subdialog movement during the problem-solving process, user model usage, expectation usage for contextual interpretation and error correction, and variable initiative behavior for interacting with users of differing expertise. The book also details how different dialog problems in processing can be handled simultaneously, and provides instructions and in-depth result from pertinent experiments. Researchers and professionals in natural language systems will find this important new book an invaluable addition to their libraries.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -278) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Achieving Spoken Communication with Computers
2. Foundational Work in Integrated Dialog Processing
3. Dialog Processing Theory
4. Computational Model
6. System Implementation
7. Experimental Results
8. Performance of the Speech Recognizer and Parser
9. Enhanced Dialog Processing: Verifying Doubtful Inputs
10. Extending the State of the Art
Appendix A: The Goal and Action Description Language
Appendix B: User's Guide for the Interruptible Prolog SIMulator (IPSIM)
Appendix C: Obtaining the System Software Via the Anonymous FTP