From question answering to spoken dialogue - towards an information search assistant for interactive multimodal information extraction

Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Harry Bunt, S. Keizer, B.W. van Schooten

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    Abstract

    This paper gives an overview of issues related to extending simple question answering (QA) with dialogue capabilities, when designing a multimodal interactive information extraction system for a large, though restricted, domain. We present the way in which these issues are approached in the IMIX program. The IMIX demonstrator system, under development in this program, may be considered the most difficult case of QA, answering non-factoid questions in a large domain, and accepting speech input as well. We describe our approach to the addition of dialogue capabilities to this system. We will look at QA from a dialogue system perspective and from a HCI perspective, and consider the consequences of our choice of interaction metaphor, the `information search assistant'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Interspeech 2005)
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherESCA
    Pages2793-2796
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, INTERSPEECH 2005 - EUROSPEECH - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 4 Sep 20058 Sep 2005
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherEuropean Speech Communication Association (ESCA) / CEP Consultants

    Conference

    Conference9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, INTERSPEECH 2005 - EUROSPEECH
    Abbreviated titleINTERSPEECH
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period4/09/058/09/05

    Keywords

    • EWI-1856
    • METIS-227342
    • IR-62858

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    op den Akker, H. J. A., Bunt, H., Keizer, S., & van Schooten, B. W. (2005). From question answering to spoken dialogue - towards an information search assistant for interactive multimodal information extraction. In Proceedings 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Interspeech 2005) (pp. 2793-2796). Edinburgh: ESCA.