Generic ECA Framework


Generic Embodied Conversational Agent Framework

Notes:

GECA is a modular framework for developing ECAs. Generic Embodied Conversational Agent (GECA) is a generic framework for integrating Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) components. To facilitate result sharing and rapid prototyping of ECA research, a generic ECA framework that is meant to integrate ECA assemblies seamlessly has been developed. With such a generic ECA framework, rapid ECA system prototyping is possible. GECA has been extended with components according to proposals from the SAIBA (Situation, Agent, Intention, Behavior, Animation) multimodal behavior generation framework project. VisagePlayerM is an extended version of the Visage Player of Visage Technologies for the Generic ECA framework. The GECA framework  has been used as a platform for building the presenter agents. The Dubravka agent was implemented in the modular GECA development framework.

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See also:

Agent Factory Framework | CALLAS Framework | Dialog System Frameworks | JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment Framework) | Jadex Framework | JRDF (Java Resource Description Framework) | Olympus/Ravenclaw Dialog Management Framework | PAL Framework | Widget Frameworks


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Integrating embodied conversational agent components with a generic framework [PDF] from fer.hrHH Huang, A Cerekovic, K Tarasenko… – Multiagent and Grid …, 2008 – IOS Press … we are developing an approach to connect those components with a Generic ECA (GECA) framework. … As an expectation, with such a generic ECA framework, rapid ECA system prototyping is possible while … 3. The concepts of generic embodied conversational agent framework …  Cited by 2 – Related articles – All 14 versions

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