Position Paper: Indirect supervision for dialog systems in unwritten languages

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


This paper considers the problem of creating spoken dialog systems for unwritten languages. A dialog system accepts speech as input, and generates speech as output; the user does not use writing to interact with the system. During training time, however, most dialog systems require written labels in order to train speech-totext and text-to-speech system components. This paper proposes training the components of a dialog system in an unwritten language using auxiliary training signals that replace writing: non-native transcription, chat-alphabet transcription, images, and re-speaking.
Period24 Apr 2019
Event titleIWSDS 2019: International Workshop on Spoken Dialog System Technology 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSiracusa, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational