Ling 575: Spoken Dialog Systems

Spring 2017

Instructor: Gina-Anne Levow (levow at uw)
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30-3pm
or by appointment

Class Time: Wednesday 3:30-5:50, SAV 136

Course Description:
The course will cover the theory and practice of spoken dialog systems. The course will have readings and lectures on general techniques and issues in spoken dialog systems, and will use publicly available tools and toolkits to investigate spoken dialog systems. The target will be conversational systems that are more flexible than the typical flight status phone system. Students will work with the components of a typical spoken dialog system pipeline, including speech recognizer grammars, semantic interpretation for inputs, dialog managers and conversational design, and speech output.