Speaking web

Video explaining the dialogue system

This hypothetical interview sums up my feeling of a speaking internet.

Hypothetical interviewer: So, should the internet speak ? Is it better than text ?
Ramesh: Yes, the web should speak. It is not better than text.
Hypothetical interviewer: So, why should the internet speak ?
Ramesh: Because it is cool and it opens up a platform for building all sort of new applications.
Hypothetical interviewer: Such as ?
Ramesh: Imagine an interactive speaking agent over the web which is speaking with you as you try to learn a new skill. It also opens up a platform for developing all sorts of applications and games which can use speech and video as another modality.

Relevant Publications & Posters

 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Maike Paetzel, David DeVault. "Reducing the Cost of Dialogue System Training and Evaluation with Online , Crowd-Sourced Dialogue Data Collection". Workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue(Semdial), 2015
 • Maike Paetzel, Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault. " "So, which one is it?" The effect of alternative incremental architectures in a high-performance game-playing agent". SIGdial. 2015
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike "Crowd-sourcing + spoken dialogue systems". Young Researcher's Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems, 2015
 • Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault. "Pair Me Up: A Web Framework for Crowd-Sourced Spoken Dialogue Collection". International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems. 2015