A Conversational‐Mode Airline Information and Reservation System Using Speech Input and Output

S. E. Levinson, K. L. Shipley

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Abstract

We describe a conversational‐mode, speech‐understanding system which enables its user to make airline reservations and obtain timetable information through a spoken dialog. The system is structured as a three‐level hierarchy consisting of an acoustic word recognizer, a syntax analyzer, and a semantic processor. The semantic level controls an audio response system making two‐way speech communication possible. The system is highly robust and operates on‐line in a few times real time on a laboratory minicomputer. The speech communication channel is a standard telephone set connected to the computer by an ordinary dialed‐up line.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-137
Number of pages19
JournalBell System Technical Journal
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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