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

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Research units

  • University of Helsinki


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.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDialogues with Social Robots - Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation
EditorsKristiina Jokinen, Graham Wilcock
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems - Riekonlinna, Saariselkä, Finland
Duration: 13 Jan 201616 Jan 2016
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


WorkshopInternational Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems
Abbreviated titleIWSDS

    Research areas

  • Humanoid robots, Language revitalization, Speech technology, Spoken dialogue systems

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