DISC Speaker Series - Talking Books, Chatty Robots, and Speaking Collections
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
- MSU Library, CyberDiscovery Visualization Area (located on the first floor of MSU Library) - view map
Join DISC for "Talking Books, Chatty Robots, and Speaking Collections: Exploring and Applying the Dialogic Moment in Computing to Libraries and Archives" an exciting talk from Jason Clark of MSU Library. Come for the conversation and stay for the complimentary food and drink!
MSU's Data Infrastructure and Scholarly Communication (DISC) group is pleased to pleased to include Jason Clark on the roster of the 2018 DISC Speaker Series. Designed as a venue for for MSU researchers to share their work with non-expert, multidisciplinary audiences, the DISC Speaker Series will include brief multimedia presentations and include time for questions and conversation. All DISC Speaker Series events will occur at the CyberDiscovery visualization area located on the first floor of MSU Library.
ABSTRACT // Conversations and real-time dialogue via speech synthesis and recognition represent one of the most open interaction models available to computing today. The practice of building software and collections for speech or chat input creates accessible collections, forces one to focus on reusable metadata, and reframes our digital library development practices around an open and natural mode for all types of learning communities (dyslexic, blind, ADHD, dysgraphia, etc.). In this session, Jason Clark will introduce the concepts and thinking around conversational and chat interfaces for computing environments. During this introduction, he will also look at common tools and software for building these interfaces as well as the UX and design patterns emerging as best practices. The primary content will cover the research, development, and metadata behind a digital collections prototype enhanced with speech recognition as well as a chatbot interface for archiving resources.
Jason Clark is an Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archival Informatics. Learn more at www.lib.montana.edu/~jason/.