Speech and language interaction in a (virtual) cultural theatre

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    In this paper we survey research on interaction modalities in a theatre information and booking system. The original system, developed in the context of the Parlevink Research project, allowed natural language interaction using the keyboard. However, current research has made it possible to allow other modalities. Rather than presenting questions and answers on the screen, current research allows output using speech synthesis in combination with screen-based information. Moreover, since the system has been embedded in a virtual reality environment, which models a theatre, it has become interesting to investigate possible interactions between users and theatre agents. Presently we distinguish between an information and transaction agent which provides the user with information about performances and a navigation agent which helps the user to navigate in the virtual world. Possible interactions between these agents have not yet been investigated.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings NLP and Industrial Applications
    EditorsC. Moghrabi
    Place of PublicationMoncton, Canada
    PublisherUniversité de Moncton
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998
    Event2nd Conference on Natural Language Processing and Industrial Applications NLP-IA 1998 - Moncton, Canada
    Duration: 18 Aug 199821 Aug 1998
    Conference number: 2

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    PublisherUniversité de Moncton


    Conference2nd Conference on Natural Language Processing and Industrial Applications NLP-IA 1998
    Abbreviated titleNLP-IA


    • EWI-9633
    • IR-63991
    • METIS-119180

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