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Title: Spoken Dialogue Systems
Written By: Kristiina Jokinen
Michael McTear
URL: http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00204ED1V01Y200910HLT005
Series Title: Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies
Description:

Considerable progress has been made in recent years in the development of
dialogue systems that support robust and efficient human-machine
interaction using spoken language. Spoken dialogue technology allows
various interactive applications to be built and used for practical
purposes, and research focuses on issues that aim to increase the system's
communicative competence by including aspects of error correction,
cooperation, multimodality, and adaptation in context.

This book gives a comprehensive view of state-of-the-art techniques that
are used to build spoken dialogue systems. It provides an overview of the
basic issues such as system architectures, various dialogue management
methods, system evaluation, and also surveys advanced topics concerning
extensions of the basic model to more conversational setups.

The goal of the book is to provide an introduction to the methods,
problems, and solutions that are used in dialogue system development and
evaluation. It presents dialogue modelling and system development issues
relevant in both academic and industrial environments and also discusses
requirements and challenges for advanced interaction management and future
research.

Table of Contents:
Preface / Introduction to Spoken Dialogue Systems / Dialogue Management /
Error Handling / Case Studies: Advanced Approaches to Dialogue Management /
Advanced Issues / Methodologies and Practices of Evaluation / Future
Directions / References / Author Biographies

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 1598295993
ISBN-13: 9781598295993
Pages: 151
Prices: U.K. £ 22.50
U.S. $ 40.00