Using Dialog Corrections to Improve Speech Recognition

Orlandi M., Culy C., Franco H.

ISCA Workshop on Error Handling in Spoken Dialogue Systems

Chateau-d'Oex-Vaud, Switzerland, August 28-31, 2003

IRST Tech. Rep. No. 0307-02


We propose a preliminary method for automatically correcting errors in spoken dialogue systems. Current spoken dialogue systems usually show a rather static and rigid behavior regarding recognition errors, therefore a feasible method of correcting system errors might be helpful to successfully support user requests. Moreover, a correction differs from non-correction prosodically. Generally a user correction exhibits a greater prosodic difference the more distant it is from the initial error. In this case it is recognized more poorly, and it involves a longer human-machine interaction because this often leds to the same recognition errors.

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