Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Multimodal Information Seeking Dialogues on the World Wide Web

José Rouillard, Jean Caelen

Laboratoire CLIPS-IMAG, équipe GEOD, Université Joseph Fourier, Campus Scientifique, Grenoble, France

We have developed the Halpin system to implement our multimodal conversational model for information retrieval. This dialogue-oriented interface allows the access to a digital library database, on the internet, in a natural language way, and gives its oral responses via usual browsers. The results of the first experiments show that the Halpin system provides some interesting dialogues (in particular with the beginners), according to the user’s goals and skills, that leads to information retrieval success, while searches with the original user interface (traditional web form) failed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rouillard, José / Caelen, Jean (1999): "Multimodal information seeking dialogues on the world wide web", In EUROSPEECH'99, 2151-2154.