Integrating Incremental Speech Recognition and POMDP-based Dialogue

The goal of this paper is to present a first step toward integrating Incremental Speech Recognition (ISR) and Partially-Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) based dialogue systems. The former provides support for advanced turn-taking behavior while the other increases the semantic accuracy of speech recognition results. We present an Incremental Interaction Manager that supports the use of ISR with strictly turn-based dialogue managers. We then show that using a POMDP-based dialogue manager with ISR substantially improves the semantic accuracy of the incremental results.

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In  Proceedings of 13th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

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