Reference and gestures in dialogue generation: Three studies with embodied conversational agents
2005 (English)In: AISB'05 Convention - Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Virtual Social Agents: Social Presence Cues for Virtual Humanoids Empathic Interaction with Synthetic Characters Mind Minding Agents, 2005, 53-60 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper reports on three studies into social presence cues which were carried out in the context of the NECA (Net-environment for Embodied Emotional Conversational Agents) project and the EPOCH network. The first study concerns the generation of referring expressions. We adopted an existing algorithm for generating referring expressions such that it could run according to an egocentric and a neutral strategy. In an evaluation study, we found that the two strategies were correlated with the perceived friendliness of the speaker. In the second and the third study, we evaluated the gestures that were generated by the NECA system. In this paper, we briefly summarize the most salient results of these two studies. They concern the effect of gestures on perceived quality of speech and information retention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. 53-60 p.
Conversational agents, Embodied conversational agent, Evaluation study, Generating referring expressions, Information retention, Perceived quality, Social presence, Animals, Intelligent robots
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157086ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84858975971OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157086DiVA: diva2:771905
AISB'05 Convention: Social Intelligence and Interaction in Animals, Robots and Agents - Joint Symposium on Virtual Social Agents: Social Presence Cues for Virtual Humanoids Empathic Interaction with Synthetic Characters Mind Minding Agents; Hatfield; United Kingdom; 12 April 2005 through 15 April 2005
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