SmartKom-Home-an advanced multi-modal interface to home entertainment

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  • Thomas Portele - , Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Author)
  • Silke Goronzy - , Sony Group Corporation (Author)
  • Martin Emele - , Sony Group Corporation (Author)
  • Andreas Kellner - , Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Author)
  • Sunna Torge - , Department of Distributed and Data Intensive Computing (VDR), Sony Group Corporation (Author)
  • Jürgen Te Vrugt - , Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Author)


This paper describes the SmartKom-Home system realized within the SmartKom project. It assists the user by means of a multi-modal dialogue system in the home environment. This involves the control of various devices and the access to services. SmartKom-Home is supposed to serve as a uniform interface to all these devices and services so the user is freed from the necessity to understand which of the devices to consult how and when to fulfill complex wishes. We describe the setting of this scenario together with the hardware used. We furthermore discuss the specific requirements that evolve in a home environment, and how they are handled in the project.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Title8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, EUROSPEECH 2003
Duration1 - 4 September 2003

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ORCID /0000-0001-9756-6390/work/142250116