Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

A Rapid Prototyping Tool for Constructing Web-Based MMI Applications

Kouichi Katsurada, Kunitoshi Sato, Hiroaki Adachi, Hirobumi Yamada, Tsuneo Nitta

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

We have developed Interaction Builder (IB), a rapid prototyping tool for constructing web-based Multi-Modal Interaction (MMI) applications. The goal of IB is making it easy to develop MMI applications with speech recognition, life-like agent, speech synthesis, web browsing, etc. For this purpose, IB supports the following interface and functions: (1) GUI for implementing MMI systems without details of MMI and MMI description language, (2) functionalities for handling synchronized multimodal inputs/outputs, (3) a test run mode for run-time testing. The results of evaluation tests showed that the application development cycle using IB was significantly shortened in comparison with the time using a text editor both for MMI description language experts and for beginners.

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Bibliographic reference.  Katsurada, Kouichi / Sato, Kunitoshi / Adachi, Hiroaki / Yamada, Hirobumi / Nitta, Tsuneo (2005): "A rapid prototyping tool for constructing web-based MMI applications", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1861-1864.