a dialog toolkit for building Ravenclaw-based dialog systems.

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Author(s)

Please see the list of people at http://wiki.speech.cs.cmu.edu/olympus/index.php/Olympus

 

Description

Olympus is a complete framework for implementing spoken dialog systems. It was created at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) during the late 2000's and benefits from ongoing improvements in functionality. It's main purpose is to help researchers interested in conversational agents to implement and test their ideas on complete systems, without having to build them on their own. To this end, Olympus incorporates the Ravenclaw dialog manager, which supports mixed-initiative interaction, as well as components that handle speech recognition, understanding, generation and synthesis. Olympus uses a Galaxy message passing layer to integrate its components ans supports multi-modal interaction. The Olympus/Ravenclaw distribution includes several example systems that demonstrate the operations of its various features.

Availability

source code, examples

Support

maintained

IP Agreement

Uses a modified BSD Open Source license

Prerequisites

Please consult the current list available at http://wiki.speech.cs.cmu.edu/olympus/index.php/Download

 

Required Acknowledgment

Bohus, Dan; Antoine Raux; Thomas K. Harris; Maxine Eskenazi & Alexander I. Rudnicky (2007), "Olympus: an open-source framework for conversational spoken language interface research", Bridging the Gap: Academic and Industrial Research in Dialog Technology workshop at HLT/NAACL 2007

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