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Language-Based Interfaces and Their Application for Cultural Tourism

AI Magazine

Language processing has a large practical potential in intelligent interfaces if we take into account multiple modalities of communication. In particular, the integration of natural language processing and hypermedia allows each modality to overcome the constraints of the other, resulting in a novel class of integrated environments for complex exploration and information access. A great opportunity arises for intelligent interfaces and language technology of this kind to play an important role for individual-oriented cultural tourism. A recent project concentrated on the combination of two forms of navigation taking place at the same time -- one in information space, the other in physical space.


Language-Based Interfaces and Their Application for Cultural Tourism

AI Magazine

Language processing has a large practical potential in intelligent interfaces if we take into account multiple modalities of communication. Multi-modality refers to the perception of different coordinated media used in delivering a message as well as the combination of various attitudes in relation to communication. In particular, the integration of natural language processing and hypermedia allows each modality to overcome the constraints of the other, resulting in a novel class of integrated environments for complex exploration and information access. Information presentation is a key element of such environments; generation techniques can contribute to their quality by producing texts ex novo or flexibly adapting existing material to the current situation. A great opportunity arises for intelligent interfaces and language technology of this kind to play an important role for individual-oriented cultural tourism. In the article, reference is made to some prototypes developed at IRST that were conceived for this specific area. A recent project concentrated on the combination of two forms of navigation taking place at the same time -- one in information space, the other in physical space. Collaboration, an important topic for intelligent interfaces, is also discussed.


Language-Based Interfaces and Their Application for Cultural Tourism

AI Magazine

Language processing has a large practical potential in intelligent interfaces if we take into account multiple modalities of communication. Multimodality refers to the perception of different coordinated media used in delivering a message as well as the combination of various attitudes in relation to communication. In particular, the integration of natural language processing and hypermedia allows each modality to overcome the constraints of the other, resulting in a novel class of integrated environments for complex exploration and information access. Information presentation is a key element of such environments; generation techniques can contribute to their quality by producing texts ex novo or flexibly adapting existing material to the current situation. A great opportunity arises for intelligent interfaces and language technology of this kind to play an important role for individual-oriented cultural tourism.


Intelligent Multimedia Interfaces

AI Magazine

On Monday, 15 July 1991, prior to the Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-91) in Anaheim, California, over 50 scientists and engineers attended the AAAI-91 Workshop on Intelligent Multimedia Interfaces. The purpose of the workshop was threefold: (1) bring together researchers and practitioners to report on current advances in intelligent multimedia interface systems and their underlying theories, (2) foster scientific interchange among these individuals, and (3) evaluate current efforts and make recommendations for future investigations. The workshop was planned and coordinated by Mark Maybury (MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts), Steve Feiner (Columbia University), Alfred Kobsa (University of Saarbruecken), and Bonnie Webber (University of Pennsylvania). The purpose of the workshop was threefold: (1) bring together researchers and practitioners to report on current advances in intelligent multimedia interface systems and their underlying theories, (2) foster scientific interchange among these individuals, and (3) evaluate current efforts and make recommendations for future investigations. Intelligent multimedia interfaces go beyond traditional hypermedia or hypertext environments in that they process input and generate output in an intelligent or knowledge-based manner.


Intelligent Multimedia Interfaces

AI Magazine

On Monday, 15 July 1991, prior to the Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-91) in Anaheim, California, over 50 scientists and engineers attended the AAAI-91 Workshop on Intelligent Multimedia Interfaces. The purpose of the workshop was threefold: (1) bring together researchers and practitioners to report on current advances in intelligent multimedia interface systems and their underlying theories, (2) foster scientific interchange among these individuals, and (3) evaluate current efforts and make recommendations for future investigations.