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ICEE Internship

International Center for Engineering Education


Project:
Natural Language Interaction with a Construction
Estimating

Virtual Reality Environment



By:

Blake Howe


Project Supervisor:

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran


Presentation Date: July 14, 2003


Objective


The objective of this project
is to develop a middleware
application to enhance the
educational experience of
construction engineering
students

Objective (cont.)



An avatar will be created

that will be capable of

understanding spoken

queries given in a natural

form.



These questions will focus

on construction materials

and methods

IBM Via Voice





Abstraction from the

problem



Available Java API



Via Voice will handle the

speech aspects

Where is the need?




Allow students to receive

help at a time convenient

for them




Interface for a VR

Environment users that are

not technically proficient to

communicate
.


:




Java





Language has many

available resources

(Collections)



Can run on any machine

with little modification



Easily modified for the web

(Servlets)

Expected Results




My contribution to Virtual

Reality




A better understanding of

solving complex problems




Expected Results (cont.)



Java package for Natural

Language Processing



Java Package for decision

tree logic

How is this going to be
accomplished?






Natural Language Processing







Templates will handle the

most common queries



ATN parser will identify the

parts of speech to generate

a query to the Database

Decision Tree logic






Trees will be stored in

tables



Once the tree is reached

users

will answer yes or

no questions to

arrive at

the answer

Decision Tree logic (cont.)







The answer will be

verified for correctness.



Questions not
answered to

the users
satisfaction will

be
logged for review.