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Introducing the Companions project: intelligent, persistent, personalised interfaces to the internet.

Benyon, David and Mival, Oli (2007) Introducing the Companions project: intelligent, persistent, personalised interfaces to the internet. In: Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference HCI 07. British Computer Society, pp. 193-194. ISBN 978-1-902505-95-4

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Abstract/Description

The Companions project is a 4 year, EU funded Framework
Programme 6 project involving a consortium of 16 partners
across 8 countries. Its aim is to develop a personalised
conversational interface, one that knows and understands its
owner, and can access resources on the Internet. It does this
whilst nurturing an emotional, psychological and social
involvement from its owner (user seems an inappropriate term
in this context). In doing this it will change interactions to
relationships. On a technical level it intends to push the state of
the art in machine based natural language understanding,
knowledge structures, speech recognition and text to speech

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-902505-95-4
Additional Information: paper presented at HCI 2007, 3-7 September 2007, Lancaster University, UK
Uncontrolled Keywords: agents; personalization; relationships;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3784
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 15:07
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 16:11
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3784

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