Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Naturalness of the Interaction in Multimodal Applications

Jean-Claude Junqua (1), Philippe Morin (1,2)

(1) Speech Technology Laboratory, Panasonic Technologies Inc., Santa Barbara, California, USA
(2) CRIN-CNRS & INRIA Lorraine, France

In this paper we focus on the naturalness of the interaction in multimodal dialogue applications. After presenting some characteristics useful to assess naturalness in dialogue applications, we concentrate on the description of several techniques aiming at improving naturalness. We first describe a general algorithm to represent a contextual sub-language and briefly mention how this algorithm can be applied to word prediction and language acquisition for non-frequent users. Then, we focus on several mechanisms aimed at a more human-like interaction. We also report on the integration of these techniques in the multimodal dialogue system PARTNER currently under development.

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Bibliographic reference.  Junqua, Jean-Claude / Morin, Philippe (1994): "Naturalness of the interaction in multimodal applications", In ICSLP-1994, 563-566.