A Linguistic Procedure for an Extension Number Guidance System

Naomi INOUE  Izuru NOGAITO  Masahiko TAKAHASHI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E76-D   No.1   pp.106-111
Publication Date: 1993/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Speech and Discourse Processing in Dialogue Systems)
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speech dialogue system,  continuous speech recognition,  finite state network,  discourse analysis,  plan recognition model,  planning,  

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Summary: 
This paper describes the linguistic procedure of our speech dialogue system. The procedure is composed of two processes, syntactic analysis using a finite state network, and discourse analysis using a plan recognition model. The finite state network is compiled from regular grammar. The regular grammar is described in order to accept sentences with various styles, for example ellipsis and inversion. The regular grammar is automatically generated from the skeleton of the grammar. The discourse analysis module understands the utterance, generates the next question for users and also predicts words which will be in the next utterance. For an extension number guidance task, we obtained correct recognition results for 93% of input sentences without word prediction and for 98% if prediction results include proper words.