Towards realistic verbal interactions between people and computers -- A probabilistic approach

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    This project will make advances in Language Technology to yield practical dialogue systems that support
    realistic spoken interactions between people and computers. Key outcomes of the project are computational
    models that: a) determine whether the computer is being spoken to; b) handle ungrammatical input, speech
    disfluencies, speech recognition errors, and rambling utterances; c) interpret gesture and spoken language
    in combination; d) combine outputs from different types of interpretation mechanisms; e) determine whether
    there is a breakdown in communication; and f) generate responses. Outcomes (a-e) overcome current
    problems in the interpretation of spoken utterances, and outcome (f) enables the system to contribute to the
    dialogue.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date4/01/1131/12/14

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD255,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University