Data collection and annotation are major bottlenecks in rapid development of accurate syntactic and semantic models for natural-language dialogue systems. In this paper we show how human knowledge can be used when designing a language understanding system in a manner that would alleviate the dependence on large sets of data. In particular, we extend BoosTexter, a member of the boosting family of algorithms, to combine and balance hand-crafted rules with the statistics of available data. Experiments on two voice-enabled applications for customer care and help desk are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering