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Talk and Look, Tools for Ambient Linguistic Knowledge

Objective

General aim: This project will generalise the TRINDI and SIRIDUS "Information State Update"(ISU) approach to dialogue management to develop adaptive multimodal dialogue systems. It will also extend the use of abstract representation, in particular the use of domain ontologies, to increase robustness and reconfigurability of dialogue systems. While the project will build showcases for in-car and in-home information and control, the main aim is to advance our understanding of generic technologies that will extend the ISU approach to adaptive multimodal and multi-lingual interaction. The project will have scientific and technological impact as a foundation for adaptive, recon-figurable, multimodal dialogue systems. The delivery of information in an intuitive, conversational, user-adaptivemanner will result in more efficient and robust interaction with information technology applications, for many different individuals in society.

Multi-disciplinary research areas: There are four main research themes, each corresponding to a core work package:
- Unifying multimodality and multilinguality,
-Automatic generation and reconfiguration of multi-modal interfaces,
-Multi-modal presentation in the Information State Update approach,
-Adaptivity and learning.

Laboratory showcases: To enhance collaboration, technology development and transfer, and scientific impact, TALK will develop laboratory showcases in a variety of scenarios, including in-car dialogue systems and the automated home environment.

Building expertise in the European Research Area (ERA): TALK will build on current European expertise in multi-modal dialogue systems and will consolidate advances made in former European research projects including TRINDI and SIRIDUS.

The Consortium: TALK brings together internationally recognised, highly effective, and experienced research groups in the relevant disciplines, as well as several leading industrial partners.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DES SAARLANDES
Address
Campus Saarbruecken
66041 Saarbruecken
Germany

Participants (8)

BMW FORSCHUNG UND TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Hanauer Strasse 46
Muenchen
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3,Geb.43
66123 Saarbrücken
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address

405 30 Göteborg
LINGUAMATICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
St Johns Innovation Centre, Cowley Road
CB4 0WS Cambridge
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1; D-70839 Gerlingen-schillerhöhe
D-70049 Stuttgart
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trumpington Street
CB21PZ Cambridge
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
2 Buccleuch Place
EH8 9LW Edinburgh
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain