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Workshop on Bridging the Gap: Academic and Industrial Research in Dialog Technologies

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

April 26, 2007

8:30–8:40Opening
8:40–9:00Applying POMDPs to Dialog Systems in the Troubleshooting Domain
Jason Williams
9:00–9:20Training a real-world POMDP-based Dialog System
Blaise Thomson, Jost Schatzmann, Karl Weilhammer, Hui Ye and Steve Young
9:20–9:40The Multimodal Presentation Dashboard
Michael Johnston, Patrick Ehlen, David Gibbon and Zhu Liu
9:20–10:00Technical Support Dialog Systems:Issues, Problems, and Solutions
Kate Acomb, Jonathan Bloom, Krishna Dayanidhi, Phillip Hunter, Peter Krogh, Esther Levin and Roberto Pieraccini
10:00–10:30Break
10:30–10:50Olympus: an open-source framework for conversational spoken language interface research
Dan Bohus, Antoine Raux, Thomas Harris, Maxine Eskenazi and Alexander Rudnicky
10:50–11:10Toward Evaluation that Leads to Best Practices: Reconciling Dialog Evaluation in Research and Industry
Tim Paek
11:10–11:30Experiments on the France Telecom 3000 Voice Agency corpus: academic research on an industrial spoken dialog system
Géraldine Damnati, Frédéric Béchet and Renato De Mori
11:30–11:50Experiences of an In-Service Wizard-of-Oz Data Collection for the Deployment of a Call-Routing Application
Mats Wirén, Robert Eklund, Fredrik Engberg, and Johan Westermark
11:50-1:00Lunch
1:00–2:30Panel Discussion
2:42–2:54Multi-slot semantics for natural-language call routing systems
Johan Boye and Mats Wirén
2:54–3:06Enhancing commercial grammar-based applications using robust approaches to speech understanding
Hebert Matthieu
3:06–3:18WIRE: A Wearable Spoken Language Understanding System for the Military
Helen Hastie, Patrick Craven and Michael Orr
3:18–3:30Different measurement metrics to evaluate a chatbot system
Bayan Abu Shawar and Eric Atwell
3:30–4:00Break
4:00–6:00Panel on Spoken Dialog Corpus Composition and Annotation for Research