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A system and method of the present invention for determining and maintaining dialog focus in a conversational speech system includes presenting a command associated with an application to a dialog manager. The application associated with the command is unknown to the dialog manager at the time it is made. The dialog manager determines a current context of the command by reviewing a multi-modal history of events. At least one method is determined responsive to the command based on the current context. The at least one method is executed responsive to the command associated with the application.

Title
Method for determining and maintaining dialog focus in a conversational speech system
Application Number
9/374374
Publication Number
7069220 (B2)
Application Date
August 13, 1999
Publication Date
June 27, 2006
Inventor
Jan Kleindienst
Kladno-Krochehlavy
CZ
Ganesh N Ramaswamy
Ossining
NY, US
Popani Gopalakrishnan
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Daniel M Coffman
Bethel
CT, US
Agent
F Chau & Associates
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G10L 21/00
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