ENABLING VOCAL INTERACTION IN A WEB PORTAL ENVIRONMENT

Federico Bergenti, Lorenzo Lazzari, Marco Mari, Agostino Poggi

Abstract

The growing request of innovative, multimodal interfaces for mobile users and the need of different navigation paradigms for impaired Internet users are promoting and driving nowadays research on multimodal interactions. In this paper we present our experiences in the integration of vocal components in a portal engine, namely Apache Jetspeed. First, we discuss the reasons why the integration of a full-featured portal brings significant advantages to the development of a vocal platform. Then, we describe two complementary approaches for enhancing portals with vocal capabilities, and we compare them under various standpoints. The first approach that we investigate is based on a server-side speech synthesizer, while the second relies on client-side technologies, X+V and the SALT markup languages. For each of these approaches we present some examples and we discuss advantages and drawbacks.

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Bergenti F., Lazzari L., Mari M. and Poggi A. (2006). ENABLING VOCAL INTERACTION IN A WEB PORTAL ENVIRONMENT . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-46-7, pages 318-324. DOI: 10.5220/0001239203180324


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@conference{webist06,
author={Federico Bergenti and Lorenzo Lazzari and Marco Mari and Agostino Poggi},
title={ENABLING VOCAL INTERACTION IN A WEB PORTAL ENVIRONMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={318-324},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001239203180324},
isbn={978-972-8865-46-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - ENABLING VOCAL INTERACTION IN A WEB PORTAL ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-972-8865-46-7
AU - Bergenti F.
AU - Lazzari L.
AU - Mari M.
AU - Poggi A.
PY - 2006
SP - 318
EP - 324
DO - 10.5220/0001239203180324