Multimodal Interfaces for Cell Phones and Mobile Technology

Oviatt, Sharon; Lunsford, Rebecca
June 2005
International Journal of Speech Technology;Jun2005, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p127
Academic Journal
By modeling users' natural spoken and multimodal communication patterns, more powerful and highly reliable interfaces can be designed that support emerging mobile technology. In this paper, we highlight three different examples of research that is advancing state-of-the-art mobile technology. The first is the development of fusion-based multimodal systems, such as ones that combine speech and pen or touch input, which are substantially improving the robustness and stability of system recognition. The second is modeling of multimodal communication patterns to establish open-microphone engagement techniques that work in challenging multi-person mobile settings. The third is new approaches to adaptive processing, which are able to transparently guide user input to match system processing capabilities. All three research directions are contributing to the design of more reliable, usable, and commercially promising mobile systems of the future.


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