Recent Trends in Discourse and Dialogue

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The eleven chapters of this book represent an original contribution to the field of multimodal spoken dialogue systems. The material includes highly relevant topics, such as dialogue modeling in research systems versus industrial systems. The book contains detailed application studies, including speech-controlled MP3 players in a car environment, negotiation training with a virtual human in a military context and the application of spoken dialogue to question-answering systems.

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Overview

The eleven chapters of this book represent an original contribution to the field of multimodal spoken dialogue systems. The material includes highly relevant topics, such as dialogue modeling in research systems versus industrial systems. The book contains detailed application studies, including speech-controlled MP3 players in a car environment, negotiation training with a virtual human in a military context and the application of spoken dialogue to question-answering systems.

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"Recent trends in discourse and dialogue is essential for research libraries in companies or teaching institutions concerned with voice interaction design or with multimodal interaction design … . The collection is an up-to-the-moment survey of the field by leading international researchers … . The book is full of examples, data, and practical advice. … Recent trends in discourse and dialogue is a significant contribution to the voice-interaction literature … ." (Randy Harris, Technical Communication, Vol. 55 (4), November, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048177349
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Text, Speech and Language Technology Series , #39
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Contributing Authors.- Trends and Challenges in Discourse and Dialogue by Laila Dybkjær and Wolfgang Minker.-
Chapter 1 Where Do We Go From Here? By Roberto Pieraccini and Juan M. Huerta.-
Chapter 2 Designing Speech-controlled Media File Selection for Automotive Systems by Yu-Fang H.Wang and Stefan W. Hamerich.-
Chapter 3 A Virtual Human Dialogue Model for Non-Team Interaction by David Traum, William Swartout, Jonathan Gratch and Stacy Marsella.-
Chapter 4 Evaluating Interactions with Spoken Dialogue Telephone Services by Sebastian Möller.-
Chapter 5 Handling Miscommunication: Why Bother? By Michael McTear.-
Chapter 6 Sorry I Didn’t Catch That! By Dan Bohus and Alexander I. Rudnicky.-
Chapter 7 GALATEA: A Discourse Modeller Supporting Concept-Level Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems by Gabriel Skantze.-
Chapter 8 Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes with Continuous Observations for Dialogue Management by Jason D. Williams, Pascal Poupart and Steve Young.-
Chapter 9 Does This Answer Your Question? By Matthias Denecke and Norihito Yasuda.-
Chapter 10 Meeting Structure Annotation by Alexander Gruenstein, John Niekrasz and Matthew Purver.-
Chapter 11 Analyzing Dependencies between Student Certainness States and Tutor Responses in a Spoken Dialogue Corpus by Kate Forbes-Riley and Diane J. Litman.-
Abbreviations.- Index.

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