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Higgins

Higgins

Higgins is a framework project developing modules and techniques for flexible, robust and human-like dialogue system design.

The project and many of the modules developed within bear Pygmalion-related names. "Pygmalion-related" includes the Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, the Greek myth Pygmalion & Galatea, and the musical My Fair Lady. Any similarity between the characters and the modules is coincidental. The fact that Henry Higgins is a self-righteous and willful bully, Colonel Pickering sensitive and understanding, and the sculpture Galatea beautiful beyond description to her creator, thus, does not in any way reflect the Higgins project, the pickering semantic interpreter and the Galatea discourse modeler.

Group: Speech Communication and Technology

Staff:
Rolf Carlson
Jens Edlund
Gabriel Skantze
Joakim Gustafson
Anna Hjalmarsson
Preben Wik

Duration: 2003 - 2010-12

Website: http://www.speech.kth.se/higgins/

Related publications:

2008

Beskow, J., Edlund, J., Granström, B., Gustafson, J., Jonsson, O., & Skantze, G. (2008). Speech technology in the European project MonAMI. In Proceedings of FONETIK 2008 (pp. 33-36). Gothenburg, Sweden. [abstract] [pdf]

Beskow, J., Edlund, J., Granström, B., Gustafson, J., & Skantze, G. (2008). Innovative interfaces in MonAMI: the KTH Reminder. In Perception in Multimodal Dialogue Systems - Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Tutorial and Research Workshop on Perception and Interactive Technologies for Speech-Based Systems, PIT 2008, Kloster Irsee, Germany, June 16-18, 2008. (pp. 272-275). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [abstract] [pdf]

Edlund, J., Gustafson, J., Heldner, M., & Hjalmarsson, A. (2008). Towards human-like spoken dialogue systems. Speech Communication, 50(8-9), 630-645. [abstract] [pdf]

2006

Carlson, R., Edlund, J., Heldner, M., Hjalmarsson, A., House, D., & Skantze, G. (2006). Towards human-like behaviour in spoken dialog systems. In Proceedings of Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC 2006). Gothenburg, Sweden. [pdf]

Edlund, J., Heldner, M., & Gustafson, J. (2006). Two faces of spoken dialogue systems. In Interspeech 2006 - ICSLP Satellite Workshop Dialogue on Dialogues: Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Advanced Speech-based Interactive Systems. Pittsburgh PA, USA. [abstract] [pdf]

Skantze, G., Edlund, J., & Carlson, R. (2006). Talking with Higgins: Research challenges in a spoken dialogue system. In André, E., Dybkjaer, L., Minker, W., Neumann, H., & Weber, M. (Eds.), Perception and Interactive Technologies (pp. 193-196). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. [abstract] [pdf]

Skantze, G., House, D., & Edlund, J. (2006). Grounding and prosody in dialog. In Working Papers 52: Proceedings of Fonetik 2006 (pp. 117-120). Lund, Sweden: Lund University, Centre for Languages & Literature, Dept. of Linguistics & Phonetics. [abstract] [pdf]

Skantze, G., House, D., & Edlund, J. (2006). User responses to prosodic variation in fragmentary grounding utterances in dialogue. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2006 - ICSLP (pp. 2002-2005). Pittsburgh PA, USA. [abstract] [pdf]

Wallers, Å., Edlund, J., & Skantze, G. (2006). The effects of prosodic features on the interpretation of synthesised backchannels. In André, E., Dybkjaer, L., Minker, W., Neumann, H., & Weber, M. (Eds.), Proceedings of Perception and Interactive Technologies (pp. 183-187). Springer. [abstract] [pdf]

2005

Edlund, J., Heldner, M., & Gustafson, J. (2005). Utterance segmentation and turn-taking in spoken dialogue systems. In Fisseni, B., Schmitz, H-C., Schröder, B., & Wagner, P. (Eds.), Computer Studies in Language and Speech (pp. 576-587). Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang. [abstract] [pdf]

Edlund, J., & Hjalmarsson, A. (2005). Applications of distributed dialogue systems: the KTH Connector. In Proceedings of ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Applied Spoken Language Interaction in Distributed Environments (ASIDE 2005). Aalborg, Denmark. [abstract] [pdf]

Edlund, J., House, D., & Skantze, G. (2005). Prosodic Features in the Perception of Clarification Ellipses. In Proceedings of Fonetik 2005. Gothenburg, Sweden. [abstract] [pdf]

2004

Edlund, J., Skantze, G., & Carlson, R. (2004). Higgins - a spoken dialogue system for investigating error handling techniques. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 04 (pp. 229-231). Jeju, Korea. [abstract] [pdf]

Skantze, G., & Edlund, J. (2004). Early error detection on word level. In Proceedings of ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Robustness Issues in Conversational Interaction. Norwich, UK. [abstract] [pdf]

Skantze, G., & Edlund, J. (2004). Robust interpretation in the Higgins spoken dialogue system. In Proceedings of ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Robustness Issues in Conversational Interaction. Norwich, UK. [abstract] [pdf]







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