When's the next bus?
BusLine provides comprehensive information about bus schedules in and out
of the Oakland/CMU area. The information is retrieved from the PAT website
and is nominally accurate (i.e., there's no guarantee that a bus
will show up at precisely its scheduled time...)
Speech Lab (11-754) [Spring 2001]
BusLine is being used as the domain of application for a course in dialog
system design. Students in this course will learn how to build a complete
telephone-based voice interface for the BusLine service, including recognition,
understanding, dialog management, language generation and speech synthesis
components. This course concentrates on the language and dialog aspects
of the problem (as opposed to telephony issues or domain extensions). For
more information, take a look at the course
description or get in touch with either Alex
Rudnicky or Alan Black.
An interview with the developer of an application
that accesses CalTrain schedules. Good comments about the problems of building
a speech app.
A blanket patent
(6,006,159) covering the idea of providing live schedule information.
Can you really patent this idea?