Towards SamiTalk: A Sami-Speaking Robot Linked to Sami Wikipedia


We describe our work towards developing SamiTalk, a robot application for the North Sami language. With SamiTalk, users will hold spoken dialogues with a humanoid robot that speaks and recognizes North Sami. The robot will access information from the Sami Wikipedia, talk about requested topics using the Wikipedia texts, and make smooth topic shifts to related topics using the Wikipedia links. SamiTalk will be based on the existing WikiTalk system for Wikipedia-based spoken dialogues, with newly developed speech components for North Sami.

In International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS)