[emma] AT&T Implementation Report for EMMA 1.0 Specification

Please find attached a revised EMMA implementation
report for AT&T. This implementation report excludes the 
tests 801, 902, 903, and 1501 which were found by the
EMMA subgroup to not be supported by the specification, 
and provides updated status for tests 310, 2301, 2311.
Michael Johnston
EMMA Implementation Report
Executive Summary:
AT&T recognizes the crucial role of standards in the 
creation and deployment of next generation services supporting 
more natural and effective interaction through spoken
and multimodal interfaces, and continues to be a firm supporter
of W3C's activities in the area of spoken and multimodal standards.
As a participating member of the W3C Multimodal Interaction
working group, AT&T welcomes the Extensible Multimodal Annotation (EMMA)
1.0 Candidate Recommendation.
EMMA 1.0 provides a detailed language for capturing the
range of possible interpretations of multimodal inputs and their
associated metadata through a full range of input processing stages,
from recognition, through understanding and integration, to 
dialog management. The creation of a common standard for
the representation of multimodal inputs is critical in enabling
rapid prototyping of multimodal applications, facilitating 
interoperation of components from different vendors, and
enabling effective logging and archiving of multimodal interactions.
AT&T is very happy to contribute to the further progress of the 
emerging EMMA standard by submitting an EMMA 1.0 implementation report.
EMMA 1.0 results are already available from an AT&T 
EMMA server which is currently being used in the development
of numerous multimodal prototypes and trial services.


Received on Thursday, 2 October 2008 20:25:47 UTC