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In order to be able to develop and test techniques in improving spoken dialog systems, a baseline system was built. CMU has significant experience in building spoken dialog systems. Since we want to have significant control of the dialog system, completely off-the-shelf systems supporting VoiceXML-like directed dialog would be too restrictive. We therefore chose to build on the RavenClaw [3] system. This system is in turn built upon the MIT Galaxy architecture [4] and uses the CMU Sphinx speech recognizer [5] and the Festival Speech Synthesis System [6].


Alan W Black 2003-10-27