Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

The IRIS Project: A Liaison between Industry and Academia towards Natural Multimodal Communication

Freitas, JF ; Dias, M. D. ; Orvalho, V.

The IRIS Project: A Liaison between Industry and Academia towards Natural Multimodal Communication, Proc IberSPEECH - Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla and IV Iberian SLTech Workshop - IberSPEECH, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 338 - 347, November, 2014.

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Abstract
This paper describes a project with the overall goal of providing a natural interaction communication platform accessible and adapted for all users,
especially for people with speech impairments and elderly, by sharing knowledge between Industry and Academia. The platform will adopt the principles of natural user interfaces such as speech, silent speech, gestures, pictograms, among others, and will provide a set of services that allow easy access to social networks, friends and remote family members, thus contributing to overcome social-exclusion of people with special needs or impairments. Application of these features will be performed in the context of serious games, virtual reality environments and assisted living scenarios. The project will be executed in the scope of the Marie Curie Action Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways and will bring together the knowledge of five partners, from three different countries, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. This synergy will be based on transfer of knowledge mechanisms such as regular assignments and seminars, and is expected to have repercussions in scientific, technological, social and economic domains.