The "InPro" project ("Incrementality and projection in dialogue processing: interfacing interaction management and content management in dialogue") was a research project funded by DFG in the Emmy Noether Programme. It's goal was to investigate a more naturalistic strategy for language processing in interactive systems, namely incremental processing. This means that input to the system -- in our case, mostly speech input -- is processed immediately, even when the user continues to speak, and that output by the system -- in our case, both speech and on-screen actions -- is generated both possibly while input is occuring and also in itself incrementally, ie. possibly not knowing who a sentence will end before it is started.

Since this is a fairly novel way of processing language in such systems (there are precursors, which are listed in the overview, we had to do a lot of foundational work. This website presents some of the results of the project.

The project ran from 2006 and has now (mostly) concluded. However, incremental processing continues to be of great interest to us, and is and will be pursued in other projects. You may find information about these projects here, on the pages of the Dialogue Systems Group Bielefeld.

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