A multimodal dialogue platform (MultiksDial) and rapid-prototyping environment of multimodal user-interface (MUI) are described. MUI for a task is designed by using a MUI design support tool (Muse) and translated into UIScript along which the multi modal dialogue platform is operated and tested. MU I designers can set various types of properties of UI-object (input-objects: button, speech, hand-writing, sensor; output-object: text, image, audio, text-to-speech) with dialogue boxes easily. The preparation of the rapid-prototyping environment has reduced the constructing & testing hours for multimodal dialogue systems by less than one-sixth.
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