ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014

SARA — singapore's automated responsive assistant for the touristic domain

Andreea I. Niculescu, Rafael E. Banchs, Ridong Jiang, Seokhwan Kim, Kheng Hui Yeo, Arthur Niswar

In this paper we describe SARA — Singapore's Automated Responsive Assistance — an Android mobile phone application for touristic information in Singapore. The application provides information about local attractions, restaurants, sightseeing direction and transportation services. Using a GPS integrated module SARA is able to detect the user's location on a map providing orientation and direction help. Users can use speech, text or scanned QR code to interact with SARA. Input/output modalities for SARA include natural language in form of text or speech. A short video about the main features of our Android application can be seen here: Currently, SARA supports only English, but we are working towards a multi-lingual support. For test purposes we created a web version of SARA that can be tested for Chinese and English text input at:

Cite as: Niculescu, A.I., Banchs, R.E., Jiang, R., Kim, S., Yeo, K.H., Niswar, A. (2014) SARA — singapore's automated responsive assistant for the touristic domain. Proc. Interspeech 2014, 2138-2139

  author={Andreea I. Niculescu and Rafael E. Banchs and Ridong Jiang and Seokhwan Kim and Kheng Hui Yeo and Arthur Niswar},
  title={{SARA — singapore's automated responsive assistant for the touristic domain}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2014},