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Sadamitsu K.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Shimamura J.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Irie G.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Tarashima S.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | And 6 more authors.
NTT Technical Review | Year: 2015

This article introduces services for achieving hospitality in information search activities. These services are designed to assist individual users in their surroundings during day-to-day activities. We also introduce subject identification technology based on images, natural language processing technology for understanding people and responding naturally, and speech synthesis technology capable of generating synthesized speech with a wide variety of speakers and speaking styles, all of which support these services. © 2015, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. All rights reserved.


Horii M.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Arai K.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Nagata M.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | Kashino K.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone | And 3 more authors.
NTT Technical Review | Year: 2015

This article introduces a service concept of hospitality on the go, in which users are guided while they move around a local area, as well as statistical machine translation technology and robust media search technology for supporting such services. © 2015, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. All rights reserved.


Kanamaru N.,Project 2020 | Tezuka H.,Project 2020 | Fukayama A.,Project 2020 | Nakamura Y.,Project 2020 | And 2 more authors.
NTT Technical Review | Year: 2015

NTT Service Evolution Laboratories is working to develop services for people from both within and outside the country who will visit various places in Japan. This includes the spectators and organizers who will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This article describes four conceptual Omotenashi services that will be available on smartphones and tablets to provide people with spectator and transportation assistance.


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