ISCA Archive SMMD 1991
ISCA Archive SMMD 1991

Time management in multimodal systems

Jacques Siroux

The issue of this abstract concerns the management of time within interactive multimodal man-machine systems. In order to give rise to reactions, we deliberately take an inciting and prospective point of view. Time is a polymorphic omnipresent element in every human activity even if one is not conscious of it. So, when someone attempts to model and to reproduce the human behaviour he comes up against time related problems.

In order to introduce the problem, I shall first evoke, as an example, temporal aspects of both oral and written communications. This will be done pointing out the main discrepancies between the two media. The temporal aspect is one of the most important differences which exists between oral and written interactions within a man-machine context.

Cite as: Siroux, J. (1991) Time management in multimodal systems. Proc. 2nd VENACO Workshop - The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue, 133-137

  author={Jacques Siroux},
  title={{Time management in multimodal systems}},
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd VENACO Workshop - The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue},