Research Output

Introducing the Companions project: intelligent, persistent, personalised interfaces to the internet.

  The Companions project is a 4 year, EU funded Framework
Programme 6 project involving a consortium of 16 partners
across 8 countries. Its aim is to develop a personalised
conversational interface, one that knows and understands its
owner, and can access resources on the Internet. It does this
whilst nurturing an emotional, psychological and social
involvement from its owner (user seems an inappropriate term
in this context). In doing this it will change interactions to
relationships. On a technical level it intends to push the state of
the art in machine based natural language understanding,
knowledge structures, speech recognition and text to speech

  • Date:

    30 November 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    British Computer Society

  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

Citation

Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2006). Introducing the Companions project: intelligent, persistent, personalised interfaces to the internet. In Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference HCI 07, 193-194. ISBN 978-1-902505-95-4

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Keywords

agents; personalization; relationships;

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