Natural Language-Mediated Software Agentification
Michiaki Iwazume*, Ichiro Kobayashi**, and Michio Sugeno***
*National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), 3-5 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0289, Japan
**Faculty of Science, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan
***Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
The digital divide is growing among pros and tyros as information technology (IT) becomes increasingly disseminated. The concept of “everyday-language computing” has been proposed  as a solution to this problem. We focus will focus on agentifying and verbalizing software applications and propose a scheme for operating and running them. We have designed the basic language application interface (LAPI) architecture to manipulate and manage conventional computer applications through language, devised a linguistic model of software functions and actions, and implemented a prototype to evaluate our ideas on software verbalization.
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