SoftBridge: A Multimodal Instant Messaging Bridging System

Lewis, John and Tucker, William and Blake, Edwin (2003) SoftBridge: A Multimodal Instant Messaging Bridging System, Proceedings of SATNAC 2003, September 2003, George, South Africa.

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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 our initial experiments.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: instant messaging, bridging, XML, SOAP, Jabber, web services, speech synthesis, speech recognition, multimedia
Subjects: Information systems > Information systems applications
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2003
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:36

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