Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones: Putting Spoken Dialog Systems into Practice

Overview

These proceedings presents the state-of-the-art in spoken dialog systems with applications in robotics, knowledge access and communication. It addresses specifically: 1. Dialog for interacting with smartphones; 2. Dialog for Open Domain knowledge access; 3. Dialog for robot interaction; 4. Mediated dialog (including crosslingual dialog involving Speech Translation); and,5. Dialog quality evaluation. These articles were presented at the IWSDS 2012 workshop.
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Overview

These proceedings presents the state-of-the-art in spoken dialog systems with applications in robotics, knowledge access and communication. It addresses specifically: 1. Dialog for interacting with smartphones; 2. Dialog for Open Domain knowledge access; 3. Dialog for robot interaction; 4. Mediated dialog (including crosslingual dialog involving Speech Translation); and,5. Dialog quality evaluation. These articles were presented at the IWSDS 2012 workshop.
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a) A book covering broad aspects of dialog systems is definitely needed. This book does touch on many of important aspects/technologies and issues related to dialog systems.

b) The technical accuracy is correct and the manuscript contents will be easily understood by the research community. I think the community will find the book interesting and useful for improving state-of-the-art technology of spoken dialogue systems.

c) The manuscript addresses a highly relevant topic which is connecting the spoken dialog systems technology to real-life applications. The manuscript features contributions from recognized experts in the field. The editors have a long lasting experience in the area of spoken dialog systems research.

d) The material is factually accurate, very current, and very well presented. The breadth of topics makes for a comprehensive treatment of the subjects. The material reads very well and is adequately referenced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461482796
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/30/2013
  • Edition description: 2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 397
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Dialog for Robot Interaction.- Dialog for Interacting with Smartphones.- Dialog for Open Domain Knowledge Access.- Mediated and Crosslingual Dialog.- Spoken Dialog Prototypes and Products.- Speech Recognition and Understanding.- Emotional and Interactional Profile of the Speaker During Dialog.- Dialog Management.- Adapting, Sharing and Learning.- Objective and Subjective Spoke Dialog Systems Quality Evaluation Methodologies, Strategies and Paradigms.- Spoken Dialog Databases and Corpora, Including Methodologies and Ethics.
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