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Re: MMI Architecture Last Call Working Draft published

From: Deborah Dahl <dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:46:10 -0500
To: <www-multimodal@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00e201cbcd49$002bac80$00830580$@conversational-technologies.com>
This is a reminder that the Multimodal Interaction Working Group is still
looking for comments on the
Last Call Working Draft of the "MMI Architecture and Interfaces"
 (http://www.w3.org/TR/mmi-arch/), which was published by the Multimodal
Interaction Working Group a few weeks ago.

The specification describes a loosely coupled architecture for multimodal
user interfaces, which allows for co-resident and distributed
implementations, and focuses on the role of markup and scripting, and the
use of well-defined interfaces between its constituents. It takes a big step
toward making multimodal components interoperable by specifying a common
means of communication between different modalities. It also very naturally
supports distributed applications, where different types of modalities are
processed in different places, whether on one or more local devices, in the
cloud, or on other servers. Finally, we believe it will also will provide a
good basis for a style of interaction called 'nomadic interfaces,' where the
user interface can move from device to device as the user moves around.

We're very interested in getting comments on the specification. Comments
can be sent to the MMI public mailing list at www-multimodal@w3.org. 
The comment period ends today, but if you think that you might have
please let us know, and we'll consider extending the comment period.

Best regards,
Debbie Dahl
Multimodal Interaction Working Group Chair
Received on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:46:44 UTC

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