Practical Spoken Dialog Systems

  • Deborah Dahl

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Initial Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Suzanne Liebowitz Taylor
      Pages 7-22
  3. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Morena Danieli
      Pages 65-83
    3. Deborah Dahl
      Pages 85-104
    4. Kurt Godden
      Pages 105-122
    5. Judith A. Markowitz
      Pages 123-139
  4. Deployment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  5. New Ideas

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-232

About this book


For professional speech researchers, there is a rich technical literature covering many years of primary research in speech. However, this literature is not necessarily applicable to the needs of business people, application developers, and students who are interested in learning about the practical uses of speech technology. On the other hand, while existing introductory resources cover the basic mechanics of development of application development as well as aspects of the voice user interface, they don’t go far enough in dealing with the details that have to be taken into account to make spoken dialog systems successful in practice. What’s missing is information in between the in-depth technical literature and the more introductory development resources. The goal of this book is to provide information for anyone who wants to take the next step beyond the basics of current speech applications but isn’t yet ready to dive into the technical literature. It is hoped that this book will help project managers, application developers, and students gain a fuller and more complete understanding of spoken dialog technology and the practical aspects of developing and deploying spoken dialog applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah Dahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Conversational TechnologiesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2674-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2676-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-291X
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