ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

A multimodal, multilingual telephone application: the wildfire electronic assistant

Philippe Jeanrenaud, Greg Cockroft, Allard VanderHeidjen

This paper describes how a telephone-based application can perform a variety of tasks in a completely hands-free mode. The overall architecture of the speech component is multi-modal in that each mode is tailored to a specific need of the interface. The various modes are described as well as the underlying core technology. To illustrate the effectiveness of the implementation, we present experimental results in American English, UK English and French on a variety of benchmarks, including live data collected during actual use of the system.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-295

Cite as: Jeanrenaud, P., Cockroft, G., VanderHeidjen, A. (1999) A multimodal, multilingual telephone application: the wildfire electronic assistant. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 1259-1262, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-295

@inproceedings{jeanrenaud99_eurospeech,
  author={Philippe Jeanrenaud and Greg Cockroft and Allard VanderHeidjen},
  title={{A multimodal, multilingual telephone application: the wildfire electronic assistant}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={1259--1262},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-295}
}