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Title: US6246981: Natural language task-oriented dialog manager and method
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Inventor: Papineni, Kishore A.; Yonkers, NY
Roukos, Salim; Scarsdale, NY
Ward, Robert T.; Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-06-12 / 1998-11-25

Application Number: US1998000200098

IPC Code: Advanced: G10L 15/22; G10L 15/26;
IPC-7: G10L 15/22; G10L 15/26;

ECLA Code: G10L15/22;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/235; 704/275; 704/E15.04; 704/E15.044;
Original: 704/235; 704/275;

Field of Search: 704/275,270,235 706/061

Priority Number:
1998-11-25  US1998000200098

Abstract:     A system for conversant interaction includes a recognizer for receiving and processing input information and outputting a recognized representation of the input information. A dialog manager is coupled to the recognizer for receiving the recognized representation of the input information, the dialog manager having task-oriented forms for associating user input information therewith, the dialog manager being capable of selecting an applicable form from the task-oriented forms responsive to the input information by scoring the forms relative to each other. A synthesizer is employed for converting a response generated by the dialog manager to output the response. A program storage device and method are also provided.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: F. Chau & Associates, LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Smits, Talivaldis I.;

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What is claimed is:     1. A system for conversant interaction comprising:
  • a recognizer which receives and processes input information and outputs a recognized representation of the input information;
  • a dialog manager coupled to the recognizer, the dialog manager receives the recognized representation of the input information, the dialog manager having task-oriented forms for associating user input information therewith, the dialog manager being capable of selecting an applicable form from the task-oriented forms responsive to the input information by scoring the forms relative to each other; and
  • a synthesizer converts a response generated by the dialog manager to output the response.


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Other References:
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