A Multimodal Instant Messaging System using XML-Based Protocols

Lewis, John and Tucker, Bill and Blake, Edwin (2003) A Multimodal Instant Messaging System using XML-Based Protocols, UCT Internal Mini-Conference, Thursday, 4 September 2003, LT302, Department of Computer Science, UCT, 0, 1-6, CS03-08-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, Panic the Printer.

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Instant Messaging is traditionally a text only affair. However, there are instances when it would be useful to bridge to other types of media, like speech. The SoftBridge is an application framework that enables this kind of communications bridging using instant messages. Its use of protocols like the Jabber Instant Messaging Protocol and the Simple Object Access Protocol makes it simple, open and extensible. It also allows bridging to non IP communications infrastructure, like the telephone network. We describe the design and architecture of the system, protocol and extensibility mechanism. Finally we describe our experimental methodology and discuss the results of two sets of experiments: those involving a Deaf User, and those involving a set of Simulated Users.

Item Type: Technical report
Uncontrolled Keywords: instant messaging, bridging, XML, SOAP, Jabber, web services, speech synthesis, speech recognition, multimedia
Subjects: Information systems > Data management systems > Database design and models
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2003
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:36
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/34

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