Integrating location, visibility, and question-answering in a spoken dialogue system for pedestrian city exploration

Srinivasan Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Phil Bartie, William Mackaness, Tiphaine Dalmas, Jana Goetze

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Abstract

We demonstrate a spoken dialogue-based information system for pedestrians. The system is novel in combining geographic information system (GIS) modules such as a visibility engine with a question-answering (QA) system, integrated within a dialogue system architecture. Users of the demonstration system can use a web-based version (simulating pedestrian movement using StreetView) to engage in a variety of interleaved conversations such as navigating from A to B, using the QA functionality to learn more about points of interest (PoI) nearby, and searching for amenities and tourist attractions. This system explores a variety of research questions involving the integration of multiple information sources within conversational interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages134-136
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781937284442
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Event13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 5 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Conference

Conference13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue 2012
Abbreviated titleSIGDIAL 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period5/07/126/07/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Janarthanam, S., Lemon, O., Liu, X., Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Dalmas, T., & Goetze, J. (2012). Integrating location, visibility, and question-answering in a spoken dialogue system for pedestrian city exploration. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (pp. 134-136). Association for Computational Linguistics.