[Pipet Devel] tapping the dialog stream

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Thu Feb 24 13:06:37 EST 2000


I'd like us to keep in mind, while the dialog system is being developed, that
we want to allow the dialog to be 'tapped' by another front-end.

All fronts will operate only by the permission of the middle.  Therefore,
multiple fronts listening to the middle will operate _simultaneously_.

What's the advantage of this?  Imagine being able to control the gi workspace
from the nli, or web, or any other front-end.  And when we get the nli working
with speech recognition, imagine being able to control the gi by voice!

This is also important for 'recording' the dialog or producing a transcript. 
As mentioned before, this transcript can act as an electronic notebook and be
'played back' like a tape recording.

It would even be helpful for development if we can tap into the dialog and spit
the XML out onto the screen.

                      |           J.W. Bizzaro           |
                      |                                  |
                      | http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff/ |
                      |                                  |
                      |        BIOINFORMATICS.ORG        |
                      |           The Open Lab           |
                      |                                  |
                      |    http://bioinformatics.org/    |

More information about the Pipet-Devel mailing list