Designing Language Technology Applications: A Wizard of Oz Driven Prototyping Framework

Stephan Schlögl, Pierrick Milhorat, Gérard Chollet, Jérôme Boudy
2014 Proceedings of the Demonstrations at the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics  
Wizard of Oz (WOZ) prototyping employs a human wizard to simulate anticipated functions of a future system. In Natural Language Processing this method is usually used to obtain early feedback on dialogue designs, to collect language corpora, or to explore interaction strategies. Yet, existing tools often require complex client-server configurations and setup routines, or suffer from compatibility problems with different platforms. Integrated solutions, which may also be used by designers and
more » ... earchers without technical background, are missing. In this paper we present a framework for multi-lingual dialog research, which combines speech recognition and synthesis with WOZ. All components are open source and adaptable to different application scenarios.
doi:10.3115/v1/e14-2022 dblp:conf/eacl/SchloglMCB14 fatcat:6jkfnyppuba2lopdvnukdwkxya