Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Reducing the Description Amount in Authoring MMI Applications

Kouichi Katsurada, Kazumine Aoki, Hirobumi Yamada, Tsuneo Nitta

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Although an MMI description language XISL1.1 (eXtensible Interaction Scenario Language) developed for web-based MMI applications has some desirable features such as high extensibility and controllability of modalities, it has some issues concerning capabilities for describing slot-filling style dialogs, a large amount of description for modality combination of inputs, and complicated authoring when handling XML contents. In this paper we provide a new version of XISL (XISL2.0) that resolves these issues by using VoiceXML-based syntax, modality-independent input description, and XForms-like data model. The results of comparison between XISL1.1 and XISL2.0 showed that XISL2.0 reduced the amount of description by 40% as compared with XISL1.1, and XISL2.0 succeeded to mitigate the difficulties in the authoring work of developing MMI applications.

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Bibliographic reference.  Katsurada, Kouichi / Aoki, Kazumine / Yamada, Hirobumi / Nitta, Tsuneo (2005): "Reducing the description amount in authoring MMI applications", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 873-876.