An Hybrid Approach for Spoken Natural Language Understanding Applied to a Mobile Intelligent Robot

Mário Rodrigues, António Teixeira, Luís Seabra Lopes

Abstract

The greater sophistication and complexity of machines increases the necessity to equip them with human friendly interfaces. As we know, voice is the main support for human-human communication, so it is desirable to interact with machines, namely robots, using voice. In this paper we present the recent evolution of the Natural Language Understanding capabilities of Carl, our mobile intelligent robot capable of interacting with humans using spoken natural language. The new design is based on a hybrid approach, combining a robust parser with Memory Based Learning. This hybrid architecture is capable of performing deep analysis if the sentence is (almost) completely accepted by the grammar, and capable of performing a shallow analysis if the sentence has severe errors.

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Rodrigues M., Teixeira A. and Seabra Lopes L. (2004). An Hybrid Approach for Spoken Natural Language Understanding Applied to a Mobile Intelligent Robot . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLUCS, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-05-8, pages 145-150. DOI: 10.5220/0002667001450150


in Bibtex Style

@conference{nlucs04,
author={Mário Rodrigues and António Teixeira and Luís Seabra Lopes},
title={An Hybrid Approach for Spoken Natural Language Understanding Applied to a Mobile Intelligent Robot},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLUCS, (ICEIS 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={145-150},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002667001450150},
isbn={972-8865-05-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLUCS, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - An Hybrid Approach for Spoken Natural Language Understanding Applied to a Mobile Intelligent Robot
SN - 972-8865-05-8
AU - Rodrigues M.
AU - Teixeira A.
AU - Seabra Lopes L.
PY - 2004
SP - 145
EP - 150
DO - 10.5220/0002667001450150