An initial prototype application of CHAMELEON is an "IntelliMedia WorkBench" where a user will be able to ask for information about things (e.g. 2D/3D models, pictures, objects, gadgets, people, or whatever) on a physical table. The current domain is a "Campus Information System" for 2D building plans which provides information about tenants, rooms and routes and can answer questions like ``Whose office is this?'' and ``Show me the route from Paul Mc Kevitt's office to Paul Dalsgaard's office.'' in real time. CHAMELEON and the IntelliMedia WorkBench are ideal for testing integrated signal and symbol processing of language and vision for the future of SuperinformationhighwayS.
Paul Mc Kevitt is 34 and from D/un Na nGall (Donegal), IRELAND on the Northwest of the EU. He is a Visiting Professor of Intelligent MultiMedia Computing at Aalborg University, Denmark and a British EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Advanced Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. The Fellowship, commenced in 1994, and releases him from his Associate Professorship (tenured Lecturership) for 5 years to conduct full-time research on the integration of natural language, speech and vision processing. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Education at the University of Sheffield. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Exeter, England in 1991. His Master's degree in Computer Science was obtained from New Mexico State University, New Mexico, US in 1988 and his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland in 1985. His primary research interests are in Natural Language Processing (NLP) including the processing of pragmatics, beliefs and intentions in dialogue. He is also interested in Philosophy, MultiMedia and the general area of Artificial Intelligence.