Home monitoring through intelligent dialog system

EC Fifth Framework project IST-2001-32434
October 2001-2004



This project aims to carry out research and technology development to be used for deploying
innovative tele-medicine services. The new services will be based on an Intelligent
Dialog System (IDS), designed and developed to effectively manage an incremental dialog
between a tele-medicine system and a patient, taking into account user needs, preferences
and time course of her/his disease. The dialog system will require dynamic adaptation, i
ncluding understanding of the patient's medical problems and physician's goals,
misunderstandings of therapy suggestions, etc. To adapt the dialog, an ontology of
the medical domain, and the history of user-system interactions need to be used.
Patient interactions can be multi-modal, i.e. both voice and graphical interfaces
will be accessible through a fixed or a mobile network. Some prototype services,
accessible through both a Web Call Centre and standard Internet connections and
browsers, will be developed.



Publications relating to HOMEY.


Beveridge, M. A., Giorgino, T., Falavigna, D., Gretter, R. (2004). Validation Report, Public Deliverable D19, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32434.

Beveridge, M. A., Giorgino, T., Falavigna, D., Gretter, R. (2004). Validation Results, Internal Deliverable D15, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32434.

Beveridge, M.A. (2004). Realisation of Software Tools to Map the High-Level Task Specification into VoiceXML/XHTML, Deliverable D12, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32424.
Beveridge, M. A., Giorgino, T. (2003). Validation Protocol, Deliverable D14, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32434.

Beveridge, M. A., Milward, D. (2003). HOMEY: Definition of the High-Level Task Specification Language, Deliverable D11, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32434.

Ceusters, W., Beveridge, M. A., Milward, D., Falavigna, D. (2002). HOMEY: Specification for Semantic Dictionary Integration, Deliverable D9, HOMEY Project, IST-2001-32434.

Presentations and Abstracts

Beveridge M. A. and Fox J. (2004). Towards Teachable Dialogue Systems. Abstract in Proceedings of the DTI Foresight �Cognitive Systems Initiative� Workshop on Speech, Language and Human Computer Interaction. Cambridge, 28th/29th June.

Milward D. and Beveridge M. (2004). Ontology-Based Dialogue and Information State Update. Slides from presentation to the Leverhulme Dialogue Workshop, London, 24th June.

Milward D. (2003). Ontology-Based Dialogue. Seminar, Dept. of Natural Language and Computational Linguistics, Sussex University, June 5th.

Beveridge M. A. (2003). Generating Dialogues from Domain Tasks and Ontologies. Invited Talk, Istituto Trentino di Cultura � Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento, Italy, May 30th.

Milward D. (2003). Ontology-Based Dialogue. Faculty Seminar, School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, University of Ulster at Magee, April 9th.