Methods and Tools for Natural-Language Interfacing to Standard Software Applications
The primary objective of the project was to develop the technology and provide tools which enable end users to interface, using natural-language, to computer applications systems, and to apply this technology successfully to obtain a pre-competitive product validated in selected end-user applications.
The RTD work focused on the following three main areas:
- Study and definition of methods for the integration of a natural-language interface into software applications, in general.
- Construction of a MELISSA tool-set, including an operational server, to be used by software developers of CORBA/COM compliant software applications to supply their final users with NL interfacing.
- Definition of a set of procedures and a general method to enable the use of the MELISSA tool-set to create NL interfaces to already exisiting applications.
The MELISSA-project was sponsored by the EU-Commission, under ESPRIT. The project was successfully completed. All the envisaged tools and modules were completed.
November 1996 - September 1999