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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.

Title
Natural language task-oriented dialog manager and method
Application Number
9/200098
Publication Number
6246981 (B1)
Application Date
November 25, 1998
Publication Date
June 12, 2001
Inventor
Robert T Ward
Croton-on-Hudson
NY, US
Salim Roukos
Scarsdale
NY, US
Kishore A Papineni
Yonkers
NY, US
Agent
F Chau & Associates
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G10L 15/26
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