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VITRA GUIDE: Multimodal route descriptions for computer assisted vehicle navigation

Wolfgang Maaß; Peter Wazinski; Gerd Herzog
In: P. Chung; G. L. Lovegrove; Moonis Ali (Hrsg.). Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference. International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA / AIE-93), 6th, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, ISBN 2-88124-604-4, Gordon and Breach Publishing, 1993.


We present a system that generates multimodal route descriptions for computer assisted vehicle navigation. The presentation modes available in Vitra Guide are natural language, maps and perspective views. Depending on situationspecific constraints, e.g., fully specifed route descriptions for pre-trip planning or incremental route descriptions during driving, Vitra Guide allows the coordinated distribution of the route information over the available presentation modes. The coordinated use of the presentation modes is achieved by a plan-based approach. The output for all presentation modes relies on one common 3-dimensional geometric model of the domain.

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