7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

RadioDoc: a Voice-Accessible Document System

Takuya Nishimoto, Masahiro Araki, Yasuhisa Niimi

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

We propose a voice-accessible document system and the document format called RadioDoc, which will be simple for both novice and expert users to use. As novice users often have no knowledge of the available commands or hesitate to use them, the RadioDoc system is designed so that they need not use any speech input at all. Expert users, comfortable with voice command, may move back and forth within the document as with CD-player, or use the voice shortcut where the system jumps ahead to the specific information immediately without going through the entire program. We also designed the RadioDoc language and created a tool which converts RadioDoc documents to VoiceXML applications. As the results of our experiments, the success of our system is found in the wide range of the expertise of the users. The development process using RadioDoc language is also turned out to be productive.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nishimoto, Takuya / Araki, Masahiro / Niimi, Yasuhisa (2002): "Radiodoc: a voice-accessible document system", In ICSLP-2002, 1485-1488.