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Communication Method With Applications by Natural Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058455D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Maruyama, H Watanabe, H [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method enabling users to communicate with some applications by means of natural language. Conventional methods of communicating with applications are commands or menus/panels. By these methods, when the number of applications is fairly large, it is difficult to know what kind of applications are available, and to remember all commands and their parameters. Moreover, when the hierarchy of menus/panels is complicated, it is also difficult to reach a desired menu/panel. An interface system that shows the menu/panel semantically closest to the user's input has the following advantages: .It is not necessary to know what kind of applications are available. . IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO KNOW THE HIERARCHY OF MENUS/PANELS. . THE USER NEED ONLY SAY WHAT HE/SHE WANTS TO DO.