Developing in-car dialogue system with AUDI AG

Objectives achieved:

The ‘Audi Project’ was a short collaborative research project funded by AUDI AG, Ingolstadt, Germany. During the project a team of Queen’s researchers and Audi systems developers investigated means of controlling in-car dialogue strategies in response to a range of verbal and non-verbal dialogue-influencing factors (in this case, amongst others, a driver’s spoken commands, affect and experience, and a spoken dialogue system’s confidence that it had recognised the driver’s utterances correctly). The research led to an innovative application of probabilistic logic programming (PLP) that demonstrated how different multimodal input factors could be fused to produce a single output value – which here represented the degree of control that the system would allow the driver as the dialogue evolved.

Other details

  • Period: October 2007 – December 2007
  • Type: Collaborative Research Project
  • Status: Completed
  • Funding Body: AUDI AG, £34,384.00

    Personnel Involved (UK)

  • Dr Ian O'Neill
  • Dr Philip Hanna
  • Prof Weiru Liu