The voice interaction guidance system "Mei-chan" was covered when NEWS JAPAN reported the topic of evolving "speech synthesis" technology.

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Link to abstract pages (Japanese only)

The Nikkei has introduced Associate Prof. Yamamoto as a genius programmer. The article describes how he got into computers with a picture of the spoken dialogue system, Mei-chan, which now runs on a smart phone.

The following paper was published in the JSAI journal. (Vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 60--67, Jan. 2013)

 - On-Campus, User-Participatable, and Voice-Interactive Digital Sigage (Japanese only)