Takuya Nishimoto, Hidehiro Yuki, Takehiko Kawahara and Yasuhisa Niimi
nishimotz atmark gmail.com, http://nishimotz.com/
The system displays the voice messages as the threaded written words. The user can manipulate voice messages just as if they are text messages. If the participant wants to quote or annotate to a message, the user has only to play the sound and barge into the message while it is playing. Such user interface increases the usefulness of the voice-mail system.
We performed a preliminary experiment to evaluate the proposed conversation method. The voice messages are transcribed manually, because our system is not integrated with the speech recognition at present. Using the system, asynchronous voice conversations were realized efficiently.
AVM is an application platform for the many kinds of speech processing, such as spontaneous speech recognition and automatic dialog tagging. The applications of the system include the entertainment systems, such as interactive radio dramas, or asynchronous multi-user game using speech dialog.