• RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
  • NTT Service Innovation Laboratory Group
  • NTT Information Network Laboratory Group
  • NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group
  • NTT HISTORY CENTER OF TECHNOLOGIES
  • NTT Technical Review
  • ICT Design Center

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Exhibits

Innovation for Next Value Service

User experience

  : recommended exhibits

Open and seamless usage environment
  • J-2
  • Empower and Energize the Ecosystem of Information Devices and Cloud Services
  • Edge Computing: High performance, real-time computing on the network edge
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  • S-16
  • Contents Follow User Situation Changes
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  • Information division/cooperation technology applicable to HTML5
  • We propose a technology to divide/allocate web content elements among devices in accordance with user situation changes. The demo will show you how the elements are freely transferred among smartphones, tablet devices, and television sets when user situations are changed. Users can configure their systems in a “My Style” manner that suits their preferences and the devices they want to use.
  • S-17
  • Mash-Up of Video Delivery and Communication Service Through TV
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  • Web services mash-up by HTML5 technology
  • We build up a new mash-up service through TV. This application is build in HTML5 and working on the next-generation Web browser. Next-generation Web platform will make it easy to mash up the multiple services and encourage the new service creation through various type of devices, such as TV.
  • S-18
  • Office Services Readily Available Through Web Browser: Office in the Cloud
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  • Next generation office ICT environment
  • Office in the Cloud (OiC) is a cloud-based service platform. OiC services offer various office employees various office ICT environments on browser-powered devices anytime and anywhere. You will be to not need to worry about which devices, OS and software version to use because OiC requires you only a web browser.
  • S-19
  • Information Delivery System Using Wi-Fi AP Location
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  • Wi-Fi based location information service
  • New service is achieved by using information about Wi-Fi access point locations. This enables users to communicate by referring to their own location while distributing information to smart phone users, and to collect marketing data on the basis of action monitoring. It also makes it possible to construct a data gathering system that utilizes smart phones and off-line sensors.
  • S-20
  • Sharing Disaster Information under Internet Disconnection
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  • Multi-screen collaboration to realize resilient information sharing
  • To support evacuation centers w/o Internet access due to a disaster, our multi-screen collaboration realizes resilient information sharing that allows evacuees to share disaster information among devices with a HTML5 browser by connecting to a local Wi-Fi router and launching the browser. The demo system shares information among the centers through the movement of people.
  • S-21
  • Personal Area Networking Evolution Environment
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  • Enhancing user experience by coordinating personal area network and the Internet
  • Personal Area Networking Evolution Environment technology enables users to discover only devices they intend to use from all devices around them. This enables transferring huge amounts of data to devices, or distinguish a particular floor or area position of users. The technology is also available even in congested networks and, in places where 3G/LTE and, GPS are unavailable.
  • S-22
  • Instantaneous Transfer of High-Volume Content at a Touch
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  • Millimeter-wave (60-GHz band) non-contact high-speed transmission systems
  • This service uses wireless communications over a 60-GHz unlicensed band to enables instantaneous high-volume content transfer.
    Users of smart phones or tablet PCs can make use of this feature for high-speed uploads and downloads. High-speed transfer is enabled by using highly integrated millimeter-wave modules developed by NTT.
Personalized service
  • S-23
  • Real-time Translation Using Smartphone Camera: Utsushite Hon'yaku
  • pdf
  • Camera application for word translation on smartphone
  • This service translates text displayed on a camera to the language selected by the user. The user simply views the text to be translated through their smartphone's camera. The main use for this application is for translating food menus and place names. This application is practical for traveling overseas where the user has difficulty understanding the language.
  • S-24
  • Robust Statistical Machine Translation for Japanese
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  • Statistical machine translation between English and Japanese with accurate word order
  • Statistical machine translation is a promising machine translation technology without complex hand-crafted translation rules. However, it does not work so well for translation between English and Japanese due to their large difference in word order. This technology provides accurate English from/to Japanese translation with precise word reordering based on Japanese grammatical characteristics.
  • S-25
  • Viewing Information Related to Audio/Video in front of You
  • pdf
  • Real-time robust media search technology on smartphones
  • Robust Media Search (RMS) is a core technology for audio and video search. It searches a database using an audio/video signal captured by a smartphone. The captured signal is used as a search key instead of text keywords. This technology is applicable to various kinds of content navigation systems including content-based media search and advertisements synchronized to media data.
  • S-26
  • Enjoy Interest-Sharing Specially Designed for You
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  • Data processing platform for protection and utilization of personal data
  • Today, we are surrounded with a variety of communication devices such as smartphones, personal computers, and other networked sensors for health care and security services. It is important to achieve a better balance between protection and utilization of personal information generated with these devices and services. Our platform provides safe and effective personal data sharing and service personalization without having to worry about unexpected secondary use of personal information.
  • S-27
  • Real-Time Search Service Offering Lifestyle Information
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  • Twitter-coupled service
  • This service provides effective tweet search and real-time information on broadcasting programs and places. For tweet search, it enables users to get highly informative tweets by selecting the most appropriate accounts' tweets for the given search keywords and by filtering out spam tweets. It integrates tweets with broadcasting programs and places. Specifically, tweets related to broadcasting programs as well as places are extracted and processed in real-time.
  • S-28
  • Providing Local Information Extracted from Web
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  • Event information extraction from unstructured text documents
  • We have developed a novel text processing method that automatically extracts event information comprising the event name, place, and date from a large amount of unstructured Web documents such as blogs. Our method makes it possible to provide local information services, such as one that gives users information about events they could join by taking their living area or current location into consideration.
  • S-29
  • Dancing Synchronized with Video on Your Tablet: Visual SyncAR
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  • Visual/video synchronizing AR based on mobile video watermark technology
  • Visual SyncAR, a novel AR (Augmented Reality) technology, displays various kinds of information in synchronization with video timing and visual position using an embedded digital watermark. This technology enables new visual experiences such as 3D characters that dance to artists' video clips when they are viewed through the camera of tablets or smartphones.
  • S-30
  • Echoless Hands-Free Communication for Smartphones
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  • Auto calibrating software echo canceller for VoIP application on smartphones
  • The problem with VoIP application on smartphones is that howling and intermittent communication sometimes occur depending on the smartphone model due to the wide variety of models with differing I/O characteristics, design, delay, and so on. Our newly-developed echo canceller technology addresses this problem by providing echoless hands-free communication.
  • S-31
  • High-Quality Voice Input Interface
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  • Automatic speech recognition for mobile/smart devices
  • Our automatic speech recognition technology provides a voice input interface for mobile and smart devices that performs accurately even in noisy places. This is possible due to our recent progress in speech enhancement and language processing technologies. Our voice input interface can be easily accessible through a client API communicating with a recognition server on a cloud platform.
  • S-32
  • Increasing Clarity of Synthesized Speech in Noisy Environments
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  • Synthesized speech enhancement technique against any type of noise
  • With our speech synthesis technique, synthesized speech messages can be clearly understood in any noisy environment. Speech intelligibility can be enhanced by controlling speech characteristics in our process without changing the unique characteristics of a speakerís voice. In mobile services with speech synthesis, the technique allows clear voice response and smooth dialog.
  • S-33
  • Viewing Live Video While Freely Selecting the Area to View
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  • Interactive live video encoding and streaming
  • With our interactive video system, users can view high-resolution video images of the stage area or freely select and zoom in on an area of interest. They can also enjoy more realistic viewing by changing the view angle of panoramic video cameras located in the auditorium, passages, and elsewhere. This interactive live viewing gives users a highly realistic feeling of actually being at the event site.
User interface
  • S-34
  • Low Bitrate Distribution of High Resolution Video
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  • HEVC encoder engine for online video distribution
  • (1) Our software encoder engine conforms to the latest video coding standard HEVC. It's a software library that can be used in the development of application software such as encoders and transcoders. (2) Our 4K HEVC hardware intra codec uses HEVC intra prediction to achieve real-time encoding and decoding of 4K video having four times the full HD resolution.
  • S-35
  • New Video Compression Standard Leading to Reduction of Mobile Video Traffic by Half
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  • High Efficiency Video Coding to achieve world top-level coding performance
  • The High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) which is the latest video compression standard, was jointly developed by the ITU-T and ISO/IEC and finalized in January 2013. The HEVC standard will lead reducing the rapidly increasing mobile video traffic by half and enable users to view high quality video more comfortably. The worldwide success of HEVC will be extended to mobile video service deployment.
  • S-36
  • Reading Digital Text as if It Were Spoken Words
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  • A new method to read dynamic text on tablet PCs
  • We propose a new method for using a tablet PC to display digital text, in which the contrast of displayed letters is changed dynamically in response to users' trailing behavior. The dynamic and interactive text display provides deeper and richer impressions than those given by a static text display used in conventional software.
  • S-37
  • Designing User Experience for ICT Services
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  • ICT service design technology
  • We propose a novel handbook for designing GUIs that enhances User Experience (UX) of Web services and applications. We extracted design tips by researching NTT Group's brand image and analyzing GUIs on the basis of human information processing mechanisms. Using these tips results in increased usage, reduced operational failures, and improved customer impressions.
  • S-38
  • Natural Communication Concept by Space Composition
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  • High-reality space composition using stably-positioned imaging and acoustic wave field synthesis
  • This is a natural communication concept produced by high-reality space composition made by using the high fidelity position representation induced by a stably-positioned imaging and acoustic wave field synthesis technology. It provides natural and comfortable communication by reproducing the distance and position of an image and sound without inconsistency.
Services utilizing the cloud
  • S-39
  • Cloud Platform that Accelerates Service Creation
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  • Provisioning of cloud computing environment
  • This platform is a service creation environment in the cloud computing era, in which technologies in the market and R&D products are installed as components and service prototypes. Combining technologies, services, and contents on hand enables the new service to be developed rapidly and field trials to be held in collaboration with laboratories, thus accelerating service creation.
  • S-40
  • Comfortable Family Life Possible with HIKARI and Cloud: Sweet Digital Home
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  • Home service creation based on FTTH and cloud for family use
  • Sweet Digital Home (SDH) is a project for visualizing a rich world of future home services a combination of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network and family-dedicated cloud platform facilitates. A wide variety of family-related data collected from devices and services and enhanced by technologies, such as media processing and lifelog analysis, enables effective service cooperation and personalization.
  • S-41
  • When an Image is Taken with a Camera, ( ºдº)?? Changes into (º∀º)!!
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  • A service architecture enabling new real-time communication experiences
  • We are developing a service that allows users to easily get answers to their questions. The examples below are for a “concierge-like” service that advises about objects, people, and scenes you take images of with a camera. The advice comes from multiple simultaneous real-time image/knowledge queries made on a cloud.
  • S-42
  • Emergency Management with Foresight
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  • Strategic emergency management support system based on a new international standard
  • This system is based on the new International Standard ISO22320 and supports strategic emergency management at an emergency operations center (EOC). Key personnel use it to prepare a common operational picture (COP) and carry out effective emergency management through the summarizing, managing, and sharing of information and foresight utilizing incident response knowledge.
  • S-43
  • Secure Healthcare ICT Solutions for Super-Aging Society
  • pdf
  • Healthcare platform for cooperation between medical and nursing care with Continua-based mHealth system
  • Hopes are being expressed that integrating and utilizing personal healthcare information will help to solve the crisis Japan's health insurance system is facing. With this in mind, we have developed an electronic health record (EHR) platform for handling high-security medical data and a personal health record (PHR) platform for handling daily health data. These platforms make it possible to securely distribute healthcare information among medical institutions and homes.
  • S-44
  • Ready Use of Online Public Services
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  • Access control using access tokens
  • This technology centrally controls access tokens (electronic data that authenticates that users permit their individual information to be accessed). It enables individual information stored in public institutions such as local governments to be distributed securely to other public institutions and utilized. This will allow use of public services conventionally used online at public institutions.