REST-Based Meta Web Services in Mobile Application Frameworks
This paper describes how a multimodal dialogue application framework can be used to implement specific mobile applications and dynamic HTTP-based REST services. REST services are already publicly available and provide useful location-based information for the user on the go. The authors use a distributed, ontology-based dialogue system architecture where every major component can be run on a different host, thereby increasing the scalability of the overall system with a mobile user interface. The dialogue system provides customised access to the Google Maps Local Search and two REST services provided by GeoNames (i.e., the findNearbyWikipedia search and the find Near by Weather search).