VOICEEPG: Speech interface for electronic program guide

Hansu Kim, Een Jun Hwang

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Abstract

Recently, the EPG (Electronic Program Guide) has become essential to the Digital TV environment, thanks to the user interface aiding navigation around the rapidly growing array of TV programs. Furthermore, there has been a big demand to browse EPG services on a small display because of the widely used mobile devices such as mobile phone or PDA. However, it is difficult to display the EPG services in a small screen of mobile phone. Also, it is a time- consuming job to input text using mobile phone's keypad. In order to solve this problem, we propose an alternative approach that provides speech interface with the EPG services. This approach could also help visually handicapped people to browse EPG services. Specifically, we first looked into the EPG XML schema specification. And then, we implemented a VoiceEPG converter that transforms original EPG XML data to VoiceXML documents. Finally, we constructed a VoiceXML interpreter to navigate the result documents including the EPG service contents through speech interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
EditorsM.H. Hamza
Pages369-373
Number of pages5
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2003 Aug 132003 Aug 15

Other

OtherProceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period03/8/1303/8/15

Keywords

  • Electronic Program Guide
  • VoiceXML
  • VoiceXML Interpreter
  • XSLT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Kim, H., & Hwang, E. J. (2003). VOICEEPG: Speech interface for electronic program guide. In M. H. Hamza (Ed.), Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (Vol. 7, pp. 369-373)