1996 SALS-SIG Seminars

1996 SALS-SIG Seminars

SALS-SIG Research Seminar

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Multimodal Information Management

Marilyn Cross
DSTO, Canberra

When: Friday, 15th November 1996

Time: 2:00pm

Where: Room E6A357, Macquarie University


The presentation will discuss the problem of managing multimodal information in the context of a collaborative research project between Macquarie University and DSTO.

The immediate research goal is to produce a prototype system that given a user's request, will gather multimodal information, collate that information and generate a multimodal product.

Some of the interesting challenges we face are:

  1. to validate how far the linguistic representation of a semantic domain will take us in the representation of multimodal information
  2. to work out what we need to do to generate multimodal products that include coherent text, graphics, animation etc
  3. to work out how the user participates in incremental generation
  4. to work out how we collect multimodal information given a user's request
  5. to work out how we `transform' that information into a meaning base for multimodal generation

This research is more than exciting speculation, we have a client who has real needs and expectations and who has input to the project.

Biography of the Speaker:

Marilyn Cross completed her PhD in 1992 in the area of text generation. She has worked in the commercial world in DEC in knowledge based systems, and in research. She worked as research manager of the Telecommunications Research Cemtre at Wollongong University and is currently senior research scientist at DSTO, Canberra.

Her research interests include text generation, multimodal information mangement, telecommunications software, organisational design, and change mangement.

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