Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


The User-Unix Dialogue: A Novel Integrated Approach to Enhancing the Operating System Interface

P. Lefebvre (1), G. Duncan (1), F. Poirier (2)

(1) Siemens-Nixdorf Information Systems, Cergy, France
(2) Telecom Paris - Dep SIG - CNRS URA 820, Paris, France

Man-machine dialogue with the Unix operating system presents difficulties for occasional, non-expert system users. This paper presents a novel approach to enhancing the User-Unix interface through multi-modal dialogue techniques. In particular, this paper explores the benefits, nature and treatment of system commands which integrate both graphics- and voice-based information pathways. Keywords: Spoken Dialogue, Natural Language Processing, Man-machine Interface.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lefebvre, P. / Duncan, G. / Poirier, F. (1991): "The user-unix dialogue: a novel integrated approach to enhancing the operating system interface", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 1487-1490.