Title page for ETD etd-06172003-210140

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Shenoy, Atul
URN etd-06172003-210140
Title A Software Framework for Out-of-turn Interaction in a Multimodal Web Interface
Degree Master of Science
Department Computer Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Ramakrishnan, Naren Committee Co-Chair
Varadarajan, Srinidhi Committee Co-Chair
Pérez-Quiñones, Manuel A. Committee Member
  • dialog management
  • out-of-turn interaction
  • mixed-initiative interaction
  • multimodal interafaces
Date of Defense 2003-06-16
Availability unrestricted
Multimodal interfaces are becoming increasingly important with the advent of mobile devices, accessibility considerations, and novel software technologies that combine diverse interaction media. This thesis investigates systems support for web browsing in a multimodal interface. Specifically, we outline the design and implementation of a software framework that integrates hyperlink and voice interaction. This enables the user to engage in out-of-turn interactions to personalize access at an information site. For the developer, the framework enables the creation of sites that adapt to the needs of users, yet permits fine-grained control over what interactions to support. Design methodology, implementation details, and two case studies are presented.
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