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Natural Language Technology in Mobile Devices: Two Grounding Frameworks

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Natural language technology is assuming an ever-expanding role in smartphones and other mobile devices, as advances in software integration and efforts toward more personalization and context awareness have brought closer the long-standing vision of the ubiquitous intelligent personal assistant. Far beyond merely offering more options in terms of user interface, this trend has the potential to usher in a genuine paradigm shift in human-computer interaction. This contribution reviews the two major semantic interpretation frameworks underpinning this more anthropomorphic style of interaction. It then discusses the inherent complementarity in their respective advantages and drawbacks, and speculates on how they might combine in the near future to best mitigate any downside. This prognosis would amount to achieving the best of both worlds in next-generation mobile devices.

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Bellegarda, J.R. (2013). Natural Language Technology in Mobile Devices: Two Grounding Frameworks. In: Neustein, A., Markowitz, J. (eds) Mobile Speech and Advanced Natural Language Solutions. Springer, New York, NY.

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