Lexical Structure for Dialogue Act Recognition

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Lexical Structure for Dialogue Act Recognition
— This paper deals with automatic dialogue acts (DAs) recognition in Czech. Dialogue acts are sentence-level labels that represent different states of a dialogue, such as questions, hesitations, ... In our application, a multimodal reservation system, four dialogue acts are considered: statements, orders, yes/no questions and other questions. The main contribution of this work is to propose and compare several approaches that recognize dialogue acts based on three types of information: lexical information, prosody and word positions. These approaches are tested on a Czech Railways corpus that contains human-human dialogues, which are transcribed both manually and with an automatic speech recognizer for comparison. The experimental results confirm that every type of feature (lexical, prosodic and word positions) bring relevant and somewhat complementary information. The proposed methods that take into account word positions are especially interesting, as they bring global information...
Pavel Král, Christophe Cerisara, Jana Kleck
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JMM2
Authors Pavel Král, Christophe Cerisara, Jana Klecková
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