D. Sonntag, R. Neßelrath, G. Sonnenberg, and G. Herzog. Paper presented at the First International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS-2009), Kloster Irsee, Germany, (December 2009)Available from http://www.dfki.de/web/forschung/publikationen?pubid=4673.
We implemented a generic dialogue shell that can be configured for and applied to domain-specific dialogue applications. A toolbox for ontology-based dialogue engineering provides a technical solution for the two challenges of engineering ontological domain extensions and debugging functional modules. We support a rapid implementation cycle until the dialogue systems works robustly for a new domain, e.g., the dialogue-based retrieval of medical images.