A user simulator based on VoiceXML for evaluation of spoken dialog systems

Akinori Ito, Keisuke Shimada, Motoyuki Suzuki, Shozo Makino

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Abstract

This paper describes a user simulator based on analysis of VoiceXML description. A user simulator is a method to evaluate a spoken dialog system without the use of human evaluators. The new feature of our simulator is that it uses a VoiceXML description that describes the dialog system's behavior. By using the VoiceXML description, the proposed simulator can be used for any dialog system that works with VoiceXML. We constructed a prototype of the user simulator and carried out an evaluation experiment. The experimental result showed that the dialog between the simulator and the dialog system had similar properties to that between human subjects and the dialog system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages1045-1048
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781604234497
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
EventINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 2006 Sep 172006 Sep 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

Other

OtherINTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period06/9/1706/9/21

Keywords

  • Spoken dialog system
  • System evaluation
  • User simulator
  • VoiceXML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ito, A., Shimada, K., Suzuki, M., & Makino, S. (2006). A user simulator based on VoiceXML for evaluation of spoken dialog systems. In INTERSPEECH 2006 and 9th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2006 - ICSLP (pp. 1045-1048). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH; Vol. 2). International Speech Communication Association.