Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Jaspis - A Framework for Multilingual Adaptive Speech Applications

Markku Turunen, Jaakko Hakulinen

Human-Computer Interaction Group, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

We introduce Jaspis, an open framework for adaptive speech applications. Jaspis is designed to support distributed, highly context-sensitive applications that adapt to a user and an environment. Jaspis is especially designed for multilingual applications. In this paper we introduce the fundamental principles of the Jaspis framework, including shared information management, evaluator-based agent frameworks (for dialogue management and speech outputs) and input agent based communication management. A multilingual speech e-mail client, Postimies (Mailman), is described as an example application. Jaspis is written in Java and will soon be freely available for researchers and application developers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Turunen, Markku / Hakulinen, Jaakko (2000): "Jaspis - a framework for multilingual adaptive speech applications", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 719-722.