Paper: A Simulation-Based Research Strategy For Designing Complex NL Systems

ACL ID H93-1075
Title A Simulation-Based Research Strategy For Designing Complex NL Systems
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

Basic research is critically needed to guide the development of a new generation of multimodal and multilingual NL sys- tems. This paper summarizes the goals, capabilities, com- puting environment, and performance characteristics of a new semi-automatic simulation technique. This technique has been designed to support a wide spectrum of empiri- cal studies on highly interactive speech, writing, and multi- modal systems incorporating pen and voice. Initial studies using this technique have provided information on people's language, performance, and preferential use of these com- munication modalities, either alone or in multimodal combi- nation. One aim of this research has been to explore how the selection of input modality and presentation format can be used to reduce difficult sources of...