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A multilingual conversational agent with speech recognition and text-to-speech capabilities. (English) Zbl 1240.68425
Simian, Dana (ed.), Modelling and development of intelligent systems. Proceedings of the first international conference, Sibiu, Romania, October 22–25, 2009. Sibiu: “Lucian Blaga” University Press. 237-243 (2009).
Summary: Conversational agents are computer programs that utilize natural language technologies to engage users in human-like, text-based, information-seeking and task-oriented “dialogs”. They can support a broad range of applications in business enterprises, education, government, healthcare and entertainment. In this paper we propose and implement a conversational agent based on AIML, with speech recognition and text-to-speech capabilities and a virtual avatar. We describe the challenges we had to face in order to improve the artificial intelligence, and the quality of the speech synthesis for the Romanian language.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1193.68015].
MSC:
68T42 Agent technology and artificial intelligence
68T50 Natural language processing
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
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