Section: Other Grants and Activities
AMIGO: Ambient Intelligence for a Networked Home Environment
Theme: Ambient Intelligence
Description: Within the current trend of research in AI about ambient intelligence, the European AMIGO Project focuses on the design of middleware architecture supporting an optimal interoperability between devices and services for home care and family life. Amongst those services, a particular effort is planned for providing the most convenient way of interacting between systems and human users, and is based on case scenarios (health and security; home information and entertainment; extended home activities such as working at home) and multimodal interfaces (voice, text messages, 2D and 3D gestures). The participation of LED in the framework of this project is motivated by the design of an enhanced multimodal fusion module, which would extend the one designed in the former OZONE project (voice + 2D paths on a tablet PC) to process also 3D pointing gestures.
Although 2D and 3D devices provide more or less the same type of information (2D paths on a projection screen or display) and the same communicative intention (designation), the introduction of 3D gestures in our multimodal fusion will imply deep changes in our fusion algorithms. In the OZONE system, the moves of the pencil on the touch screen allowed users to select objects with very good accuracy. The low amount of ambiguities enabled us to process the fusion in a quite restricted verbal context. The introduction of massive ambiguities at the level of selected objects would need a better structuration of the dialogue history to eradicate those objects that are not salient in the current dialogue focus, and thus should not be relevant for the fusion.
Administrative context: IST European Program
Web site: http://www.amigo-project.org
Person(s) in charge: Harmke de Groot (Philips, Eindhoven)
Period: start 2004-09-01 / end 2008-02-28
Contact: Matthieu Quignard
Partner(s): Philips Research (Eindhoven)
LIRICS: Linguistic Infrastructure for Interoperable Resources and Systems
Theme: Standardization of linguistic resources
Description: The LIRICS Consortium brings together experts in the field of NLP and related standards development via participation in ISO committee and National Standardisation committees. The Consortium has strong Industry support and involvement through the 21 members of the LIRICS Industry Advisory Group.
Beyond its role as coordinator, LED is particularly involved in LIRICS through several technical activities:
co-edition of the LMF (Lexical Markup Framework) standard;
maintenance of a central data category registry for all linguistic descriptors used within ISO committee TC 37/SC 4;
proposal for a standard representation of reference annotation (collaboration with ATILF).
Administrative context: European eContent Program, Project No.22236
Web site: http://lirics.loria.fr
Contact: Laurent Romary
Period: start 2005-01-01 / end 2007-06-30
Partner(s): DFKI, USFD, CNR-ILC, University of Vienna, UTiL, MPI, IULA-UPF, University of Surrey