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Research in Multimedia Systems at DFKI

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Abstract

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, DFKI) is a non-profit organization that conducts application-oriented basic research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and other related subfields of computer science. One of its current research areas is devoted to Intelligent User Interfaces. The group, headed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, is concerned with issues of multimedia/multimodal communication. In this paper, an overview of two projects carried out by the group is given.

Key words

multimedia communication presentation systems intelligent user interfaces 

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Selected Papers from the Wip and PPP Projects

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)SaarbrückenGermany

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