NITE

Acronym: 
NITE
Title: 
Natural Interactivity Tools Engineering
Type of Project: 
European
Funding Body: 
European Commission
Funding Programme: 
5th Framework Programme
Grant Agreement: 
FP5-IST-2000-26095
Start Date: 
01/04/2001
End Date: 
31/07/2003
Status: 
Ended
Role of ILC: 
Beneficiary
Project Chair: 

The overall objective of NITE is to build an integrated best practice workbench for multi-level, cross-level and cross-modality annotation, retrieval and exploitation of multi-party natural interactive human-human and human-machine dialogue data.

Building on the MATE workbench and on the Noldus Observer software, the project aims at:

  • specifying the architecture, the functionality and the usability of the NITE workbench to support best practice handling of the speech, the gesture and the facial expression;
  • defining best practice coding schemes for the gesture, the facial expression and the cross-modality coding;
  • specifying a markup framework;
  • constructing a workbench according to the specification and incorporating coding schemes for the gesture, the facial expression and cross-modality issues;
  • documenting the NITE workbench thoroughly;
  • ensuring its usability for both expert and (computationally) novice users communities through an extensive testing with differently skilled users;
  • evaluating the workbench iteratively with world-wide users to make it a standard.