5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Effects of Using Speech in Timetable Information Systems for WWW

Pernilla Qvarfordt, Arne Jonsson

Department of Computer and Information Science, Linkoping University, Sweden

Design of information systems where spatial and temporal information is merged and can be accessed using various modalities requires careful examination on how to combine the communication modalities to achieve efficient interaction. In this paper we present ongoing work on designing a multimodal interface with timetable information for local buses where the same database information can be accessed by different user categories with various information needs. The prototype interface was evaluated to investigate how speech contributes to the interaction. The results showed that the subjects used a more optimal sequence of actions when using speech, and did fewer errors. We also present suggestions for future design of multimodal interfaces.

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Bibliographic reference.  Qvarfordt, Pernilla / Jonsson, Arne (1998): "Effects of using speech in timetable information systems for WWW", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0477.