Larson Technical Services: Voice Technology Consulting

Exercise 13.2

For each of the following input/output modes, describe an application that uses the mode and illustrate part of a multimodal dialog scenario using notation similar to that of Figure 13.4.

A. Sequential input:

Step Prompt to User User Response
Spoken Displayed Spoken Keyboard/Mouse
1 What would you like to buy? Display assortment of vegetables Four apples
2 Bag of peanuts
3 Two big grapefruit

B. Uncoordinated simultaneous input

Step Prompt to User User Response
Spoken Displayed Spoken Keyboard/Mouse
1 What is your account number? 18576 18576

C. Coordinated simultaneous input

Step Prompt to User User Response
Spoken Displayed Spoken Keyboard/Mouse
1 What should I do next? Display a scene of objects and locations Put this Points to an object
2 here Points to a location

D. Sequential output

Step Prompt to User User Response
Spoken Displayed Spoken Keyboard/Mouse
1 Welcome to Ajax CD and movie rental
2 Are you interested in music or movies? CDs
3 Display list of “hot” CDs.

E. Uncoordinated simultaneous output

Step Prompt to User User Response
Spoken Displayed Spoken Keyboard/Mouse
1 Welcome to Ajax CD and movie rental Display list of “hot” CDs and movies
2 Are you interested in music or movies? Display another list of “hot” CDs and movies

F. Coordinated or synchronized output

Step Prompt to User User Response
Spoken Displayed Spoken Keyboard/Mouse
1 Start here Display starting point on a map OK
2 Go two blocks north Draw an arrow on the map pointing northward OK
3 Turn left and go three blocks Draw and arrow on the map pointing westward Yes
4 Here is the restaurant Place an X on the map where the restaurant is located Thanks

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