M-PIRO (Multilingual Personalised Information Object).

Objective: The M-PIRO project developed state of the art techniques and tools in natural language generation, speech synthesis, user modelling, and their interaction with adaptive hypermedia and virtual reality systems. The project built on existing museum collection information database systems, and utilised the information management and design expertise from the museum partners. The M-PIRO software creates descriptions of museum artefacts automatically, using information stored in a database. Children, adults and experts all receive slightly different, personalised, descriptions.

University of Edinburgh, Language Technology Group
Istituto Trentino di Cultura, irst, Cognitive and Communicative Technologies Division,
National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Foundation of the Hellenic World
System Simulation Ltd

Programme: FP5-IST, European Union.

Start: February 2000, End: January 2003.