Meet Musio

DIALOGUE AND CONVERSATIONAL AGENTS

Summary of Jurafsky-Martin (Chapter 19) This paper discusses the elementary structures of spoken dialogue systems (also known as spoken language systems or conversational agents). These systems are typically programs that allow people to communicate with machines in natural spoken language in order to accomplish a variety of tasks from booking flights on automated phone systems to having conversations about things like sports and weather. Research on these systems depends heavily on our understanding of human conversation and dialogue practices. In order to create a spoken dialogue system that is efficient, natural, and has a high task success rate, there are quite a few things to accomplish. There are five elements to consider: automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language understanding (NLU), […]