Text, Speech and Language Technology

Recent Trends in Discourse and Dialogue

Editors: Dybkjær, Laila, Minker, Wolfgang (Eds.)

  • Unique and original contribution to the fields of spoken dialogue systems and human-computer interaction
  • Covers hot topics such as miscommunication, error handling and recovery, evaluation, and sensitivity to the cognitive states of the user
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This book is a collection of eleven chapters which together represent an original contribution to the field of (multimodal) spoken dialogue systems. The chapters include highly relevant topics, such as dialogue modeling in research systems versus industrial systems, evaluation, miscommunication and error handling, grounding, statistical and corpus-based approaches to discourse and dialogue modeling, data analysis, and corpus annotation and annotation tools. The book contains several detailed application studies, including, e.g., speech-controlled MP3 players in a car environment, negotiation training with a virtual human in a military context, application of spoken dialogue to question-answering systems, and cognitive aspects in tutoring systems. The chapters vary considerably with respect to the level of expertise required in advance to benefit from them. However, most chapters start with a state-of-the-art description from which all readers from the spoken dialogue community may benefit. Overview chapters and state-of-the-art descriptions may also be of interest to people from the human-computer interaction community.

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From the reviews:

"Recent trends in discourse and dialogue is essential for research libraries in companies or teaching institutions concerned with voice interaction design or with multimodal interaction design … . The collection is an up-to-the-moment survey of the field by leading international researchers … . The book is full of examples, data, and practical advice. … Recent trends in discourse and dialogue is a significant contribution to the voice-interaction literature … ." (Randy Harris, Technical Communication, Vol. 55 (4), November, 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Where Do We Go from Here?

    Pieraccini, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Designing Speech-Controlled Media File Selection for Automotive Systems

    Wang, Yu-Fang H. (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • A Virtual Human Dialogue Model for Non-Team Interaction

    Traum, David (et al.)

    Pages 45-67

  • Evaluating Interactions with Spoken Dialogue Telephone Services

    Möller, Sebastian

    Pages 69-100

  • Handling Miscommunication: Why Bother?

    McTear, Michael

    Pages 101-122

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6821-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6820-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7734-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recent Trends in Discourse and Dialogue
Editors
  • Laila Dybkjær
  • Wolfgang Minker
Series Title
Text, Speech and Language Technology
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6821-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6821-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6820-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7734-9
Series ISSN
1386-291X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 312
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