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Insights into the Dialogue Processing of Verbmobil

Jan Alexandersson; Norbert Reithinger; Elisabeth Maier
In: Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing. Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing, March 31 - April 3, Washington D.C. USA, Pages 33-40, ACL, 1997.


We present the dialogue module of the speech-to-speech translation system VERBMOBIL. We follow the approach that the solution to dialogue processing in a mediating scenario can not depend on a single constrained processing tool, but on a combination of several simple, efficient, and robust components. We show how our solution to dialogue processing works when applied to real data, and give some examples where our module contributes to the correct translation from German to English.