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

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Joseph Mariani, Sophie Rosset, Martine Garnier-Rizet, Laurence Devillers
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 8, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 397 pages
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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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Part II Spoken Dialog Prototypes and Products
Part III Multidomain Crosslingual Spoken Dialog Systems
Part IV HumanRobot Interaction
Part V Spoken Dialog Systems Components
Part VI Dialog Management

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Joseph Mariani's research activities relate to language technology, multimodal human-machine communication, speech recognition, spoken language resources and evaluation. He was president of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA), president of the European (now International) Speech Communication Association (ISCA), a member of the board of the European Network on Language and Speech (ELSNET) and the coordinator of the AUF FRANCIL Network. He was the director of the LIMSI CNRS laboratory from 1989 to 2001, and the head of its "Human-Machine Communication" department. He is since 2001 director of the "Information and Communication Technologies" department at the French Ministry of Research.

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