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            The PARLANCE Project

            Search through personalised, adaptive interaction

            The Parlance Project

            PARLANCE is a three-year FP7 EC-funded research project that aims to design and build mobile applications that approach human performance in conversational interaction.

            Current search engines work well only if the user has a single search goal and does not have multiple trade-offs to explore. For example, standard search works well if you want to know the phone number of a specific business but poorly if you are looking for a house with several different search criteria of varying importance, e.g. number of bedrooms versus bathrooms versus price etc. The latter requires the user to collaborate conversationally over several turns.

            To approach human performance requires interactional skills, which include recognising and generating conversational speech incrementally in real-time, adapting to new concepts without manual intervention, and personalising interaction. All of these skills will be learned or adapted using real data, and will be used to build systems for interactive hyper-local search in a number of languages.

            Recent News

            • We've updated our app we've updated our app*** New *** updated app video demo
              Posted 29 Mar 2014 03:12 by Sandra Birch
            • This Cambridge Researcher Just Embarrassed Siri Read the full story here
              Posted 4 Mar 2014 03:18 by Sandra Birch
            • PARLANCE makes the BBC news Prof Steve Young says that rather than telling an AI how to respond we should make it learn through a process of trial and error. Read the full article here:Artificial intelligence: How to turn Siri into Samantha
              Posted 14 Feb 2014 08:33 by Sandra Birch
            • PARLANCE Mobile App - Mandarin
              Posted 21 Jan 2014 01:51 by Sandra Birch
            • PARLANCE Mobile App Take a look at our new system app in action
              Posted 21 Jan 2014 08:00 by Helen Hastie
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