8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


SmartKom-Home - An Advanced Multi-Modal Interface to Home Entertainment

Thomas Portele (1), Silke Goronzy (2), Martin Emele (2), Andreas Kellner (1), Sunna Torge (2), Jurgen te Vrugt (1)

(1) Philips Research Aachen, Germany
(2) Sony International (Europe) GmbH, Germany

This paper describes the SmartKom-Home system realized within the SmartKom project. It assists the user by means of a multi-modal dialogue system in the home environment. This involves the control of various devices and the access to services. SmartKom-Home is supposed to serve as a uniform interface to all these devices and services so the user is freed from the necessity to understand which of the devices to consult how and when to fulfill complex wishes. We describe the setting of this scenario together with the hardware used. We furthermore discuss the specific requirements that evolve in a home environment, and how they are handled in the project.

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Bibliographic reference.  Portele, Thomas / Goronzy, Silke / Emele, Martin / Kellner, Andreas / Torge, Sunna / Vrugt, Jurgen te (2003): "Smartkom-home - an advanced multi-modal interface to home entertainment", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 1897-1900.