Virtual Humans & Dialog Systems 2016 (139x)


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A Deep Learning Methodology for Semantic Utterance Classification in Virtual Human Dialogue Systems
D Datta, V Brashers, J Owen, C White… – … Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
This paper describes the development of a deep learning methodology for semantic utterance classification (SUC) for use in domain-specific dialogue systems. Semantic classifiers need to account for a variety of instances where the utterance for the semantic …

Interview with an avatar: A real-time engagement tracking-enabled cloud-based multimodal dialog system for learning and assessment
V Ramanarayanan, P Lange, D Pautler, Z Yu… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – vikramr.com
… or trainee, providing a natural and engaging interface that can adapt to their individual strengths and weak- ness in real time so as to increase the efficacy of training [1]. In this spirit, we present a multimodal dialog system equipped with a virtual human avatar interlocutor …

A semi-automated evaluation metric for dialogue model coherence
S Gandhe, D Traum – Situated Dialog in Speech-Based Human-Computer …, 2016 – Springer
… Recently we evaluated 7 dialogue models for a Virtual Human Dialogue System … Natural language engineering: special issue on best practice in spoken dialogue systems … Williams JD, Young S (2007) Partially observable Markov decision processes for spoken dialog systems …

Measuring non-cooperation in dialogue
B Plüss, P Piwek – Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… such as human-like virtual personal assistants, tutoring agents, sophisticated dialogue systems, and role … ideas, in the context of used car sales, by means of a dialogue system that can … a model of conversa- tion strategies for negotiation, implemented as a virtual human that can …

Artificially Intelligent College Oriented Virtual Assistant
V Shetty, N Polekar, S Das, P Pansambal – International Journal of …, 2016 – ijtra.com
… and responding to factors like trust and emotions, is for the virtual humans to begin … The current custom in virtual human dialogue systems is to use skilled human recordings or … [2] Incremental Speech Understanding in a Multi-Party Virtual Human Dialogue System David DeVault …

Automated Questions for Chat Dialogues with a Student Office Virtual Agent
M Muron, K Jokinen – workshop.colips.org
… giving dialogues, and it discusses various steps in building a dialogue system, especially the … The domain information needed for dialogue systems often exists in the form of … M. and Beutnagel, M.: Webtalk: Towards Automatically Building Spoken Dialog Systems through Mining …

Using Dialogue System Technology to Support Interactive History Learning
D Traum – ????, 2016 – jstage.jst.go.jp
… 99] Gustafson, J., Lindberg, N. and Lundeberg, M.: The august spoken dialogue system, Proc … 2009? [Jokinen 09] Jokinen, K. and McTear, M.: Spoken dialogue systems, Synthesis Lectures … Leuski 11] Leuski, A. and Traum, D.: NPCEditor: Creating virtual human dialogue using …

Conversational Informatics: Computing Socialized Imagination
T Nishida – 2016 – ii.ist.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp
… t 1990 2000 2010 1980 1970 Natural language dialogue systems Speech dialogue systems Multi-modal dialogue systems Embodied Conversational Agents / Intelligent Virtual Human Story Understanding systems Conversational Systems Transactional systems …

Challenges in building highly-interactive dialog systems
NG Ward, D DeVault – Ai Magazine, 2016 – ojs.aaai.org
… Every dialogue system today is carefully designed to work well with some target population of users … The behaviors in today’s dialogue systems are seldom based on the findings of social scientists, and con- versely, the results of dialog systems research are rarely noticed by …

Chatbot technology with synthetic voices in the acquisition of an endangered language: motivation, development and evaluation of a platform for Irish
NN Chiaráin, AN Chasaide – … of the Tenth International Conference on …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… Ideally, the chatbot would be part of an end-to-end spoken dialogue system with speech input and output but as there is not yet an automatic speech recognition system for the Irish … Practical evaluation of human and synthesized speech for virtual human dialogue systems …

Evaluating the spoken dialogue system of a conversational character: A Simulation Study
Y Alvarado, CR Gatica, GV Gil Costa… – … Argentino de Ciencias …, 2016 – sedici.unlp.edu.ar
… This paper describes an analysis of a conversational char- acter spoken dialogue system using a discrete event simulator … Keywords: Virtual Reality (VR), Virtual Humans, Conversational Char- acters, Natural User Interface (NUI), Speech Interface, Conversational Interaction …

Cultural communication idiosyncrasies in human-computer interaction
J Miehle, K Yoshino, L Pragst, S Ultes… – Proceedings of the 17th …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… 3, we present the cultural id- iosyncrasies which we consider relevant for spo- ken dialogue systems … like body and the intelligent cognition driving action of the body of a virtual human … ac- count while we aim to create an overall culture- sensitive dialogue system which takes …

F.(2016) Topic switch models for dialogue management in virtual humans. In: 16th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2016), 20-23 Sept …
W Zhu, A Chowanda, M Valstar – core.ac.uk
… As we focus here on text-based dialogue systems, topic extraction is com- prised of text preprocessing and topic retrieval … Page 4. Topic Switch Models for Dialogue Management in Virtual Humans 3 … 2. Topics of which the virtual human is thinking currently, L2 = [] …

Intelligent Virtual Agents: 16th International Conference, IVA 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 20–23, 2016, Proceedings
D Traum, W Swartout, P Khooshabeh, S Kopp… – 2016 – books.google.com
… Galit Nahari, Zvi Nisin, Ariel Roth, and Sarit Kraus Topic Switch Models for Dialogue Management in Virtual Humans … Chakraborty, and Mark S. Dworkin A Deep Learning Methodology for Semantic Utterance Classification in Virtual Human Dialogue Systems …

Topic switch models for dialogue management in virtual humans
W Zhu, A Chowanda, M Valstar – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
… This is our abstract concept of a TSM. As we focus here on text-based dialogue systems, topic extraction is comprised of text preprocessing and topic retrieval … Topic relations, that should be learned by virtual humans consist of three types of topic statistics …

The dialport portal: Grouping diverse types of spoken dialog systems
T Zhao, K Lee, M Eskenazi – Workshop on Chatbots and …, 2016 – workshop.colips.org
… Nakadai, K., Tsujino, H., Ogata, T., Okuno, HG: Multi-domain spoken dialogue system with extensibility … D.: Halef: An open-source standard-compliant telephony-based modular spoken dialog system: A review … In: Natural Language Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, pp …

New dimensions in testimony demonstration
R Artstein, A Gainer, K Georgila, A Leuski… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… This demonstration presents New Dimensions in Testimony, the first dialogue system prototype to en- able a conversation with a real person who is not available for … 2015. A plat- form for building mobile virtual humans … All together now: Introducing the virtual human toolkit …

Modelling multi-issue bargaining dialogues: Data collection, annotation design and corpus
V Petukhova, C Stevens, H de Weerd… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… for the design of task and interaction models of participants negotiation behaviour, and subsequently for dialogue system development which … The research community is currently targeting more flexible, adaptable, open-domain dialogue systems driven by modelling natu …

Multimodal interaction data between clinical psychologists and students for attentive listening modeling
H Tanaka, K Yoshino, K Sugiyama… – 2016 Conference of …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… This data can be used for creating dialogue system incorporating with attentive listening and to … [9] D. DeVault, et al., “Simsensei kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for … for attentive listening agents,” in International Workshop Serien on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology, 2015 …

Socially-aware animated intelligent personal assistant agent
Y Matsuyama, A Bhardwaj, R Zhao, O Romeo… – Proceedings of the 17th …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… 2013. All together now: Introducing the virtual human toolkit … 2014. Alex: A statistical dialogue systems framework … Automatic recognition of conversa- tional strategies in the service of a socially-aware dialog system. In 17th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue …

Cultural communication idiosyncrasies in human-computer interaction
K Yoshino, J Miehle, L Pragst, S Ultes… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – repositori.upf.edu
… 3, we present the cultural id- iosyncrasies which we consider relevant for spo- ken dialogue systems … like body and the intelligent cognition driving action of the body of a virtual human … ac- count while we aim to create an overall culture- sensitive dialogue system which takes …

A study of the use of Natural Language Processing for Conversational Agents
RS Wilkens – 2016 – lume.ufrgs.br
… 14 Figura 2.1 The virtual human system architecture … provide a natural language interaction with the user. An example of dialogue system is Galatea … 13 The dialogue systems, however, require tools from areas such as agent architecture …

Towards building an attentive artificial listener: On the perception of attentiveness in audio-visual feedback tokens
C Oertel, J Lopes, Y Yu, KAF Mora… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… However, the problem with only using such stereotypical backchannels in a dialogue systems is that … For example, should a dialogue system choose to give feedback by using a headnod or … as one strategy for establishing rapport between a human and a virtual human, or [22 …

Virtual coaches for healthy lifestyle
HJA op den Akker, R Klaassen, A Nijholt – Toward Robotic Socially …, 2016 – Springer
… the hood the ECA is a more or less sophisticated (spoken or multi-modal) dialogue system … use of the progress made in the field of natural interfaces, spoken dialogue systems and embodied … it lies at hand to present the digital coach by an (animated) virtual human, a talking …

“That reminds me…”: Towards a Computational Model of Topic Development Within and Across Conversations
S Olafsson, T Bickmore – Just Talking–Casual Talk among … – researchportal.helsinki.fi
… for increasing engagement over multiple interactions have been tested in virtual agent dialog systems, including variability in … IRIS: a chat-oriented dialogue system based on the vector space model … Developing non-goal dialog system based on examples of drama television …

The dynamics of emotions in online interaction
D Garcia, A Kappas, D Küster… – Royal Society open …, 2016 – royalsocietypublishing.org
We study the changes in emotional states induced by reading and participating in online discussions, empirically testing a computational model of online emotional interaction. Using principles of d…

Prediction and Generation of Backchannel Form for Attentive Listening Systems.
T Kawahara, T Yamaguchi, K Inoue, K Takanashi… – Interspeech, 2016 – isca-speech.org
… Re- sponse timing detection using prosodic and linguistic information for human-friendly spoken dialog systems,” J. Japanese … R.Wood, Y.Xu, A.Rizzo, and LP.Morency, “SimSensei Kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for … Int’l Workshop Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), 2015 …

Improving Virtual Reality ASD Intervention Games with 3DUI and 3D Virtual Humans
C Mei – 2016 – search.proquest.com
… therapy in improvement on autism specific social interaction scores. Their interest in building may correlate to an interest in building (ie customizing) a virtual human. 2.4 Virtual Humans In VR training and intervention games, Virtual Humans (VHs) are playing important roles …

Kaldi Goes Android
C Gaida, R Petrick… – Paper presented at …, 2016 – convelatrade.com
… Rep., University of Cambridge, Cam- bridge, UK, 2006. [9] X. Yao, P. Bhutada, K. Georgila, K. Sagae, R. Artstein, and D. Traum, “Practical evaluation of speech recogniz- ers for virtual human dialogue systems,” in Proc. of the LREC, Malta, 2010 …

Are we all disfluent in our own special way and should dialogue systems also be?
S Betz, MS Lopez Gambino – Elektronische …, 2016 – pub.uni-bielefeld.de
… With the insights gained here, the question ”if dialogue systems should also be” will be adressed in future studies … [2] BERGMANN, K., S. KOPP and F. EYSSEL: Individualized Gesturing Outperforms Av- erage Gesturing – Evaluating Gesture Production in Virtual Humans …

The rise of the conversational interface: A new kid on the block?
MF McTear – international workshop on future and emerging trends …, 2016 – Springer
… Conversational interface Chatbot Spoken dialogue system Voice user interface Embodied conversational … Dybkjær, L., Bernsen, NO (eds.) Advances in Natural Multimodal Dialogue Systems … independent statistical methodology for dialog management in spoken dialog systems …

Virtual reality standardized patients for clinical training
AA Rizzo, T Talbot – The digital patient: Advancing medical …, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
… As the single student progresses through the scenario, a branching dialog system can lead to various successful and … Health dialog systems for patients and consumers … In J. van Kuppevelt, L. Dybkjaer, & N. Bernsen (Eds.), Advances in Natural, Multimodal Dialogue Systems …

Combining memory and emotion with dialog on social companion: A review
J Zhang, NM Thalmann, J Zheng – Proceedings of the 29th international …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… Hence it is important to for a dialog system to properly handle synonymy and polysemy … dialogs; and (3) it is domain-independent, which enables easy integration with general dialog systems … In Proceedings of the Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems, pages 19–24 …

Analysis and prediction of morphological patterns of backchannels for attentive listening agents
T Yamaguchi, K Inoue, K Yoshino… – … Dialogue Systems, 2016 – sap.ist.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp
… A spoken dialog system for chat-like conver- sations considering response timing … timing detection using prosodic and linguistic information for human-friendly spoken dialog systems … using linguistic and nonlinguistic information and its application to spoken dialogue system …

Data selection for naturalness in HMM-based speech synthesis
E Cooper, Y Levitan, J Hirschberg – Speech Prosody, 2016 – cs.columbia.edu
… [18] K. Georgila, AW Black, K. Sagae, and D. Traum, “Practical evaluation of human and synthesized speech for virtual human dialogue systems,” LREC, 2012. [19] A. Rosenberg, “Autobi – a tool for automatic tobi annotation,” IN- TERSPEECH, 2010.

Talking with ERICA, an autonomous android
K Inoue, P Milhorat, D Lala, T Zhao… – Proceedings of the 17th …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… Another social role played by ERICA is as a coun- selor of the user. In recent years, dialogue systems have been actively studied in the field of counsel- ing and diagnoses (DeVault et al., 2014) … SimSensei kiosk: A virtual human in- terviewer for healthcare decision support …

Platon: Dialog Management and Rapid Prototyping for Multilingual Multi-user Dialog Systems
M Gropp, A Schmidt, T Kleinbauer, D Klakow – … Conference on Text …, 2016 – Springer
… Its focus ranges from rapid prototyping to the realization of fully-fledged dialog systems … example systems, we further demonstrated how a Platon-based dialog system can interact … DIPPER: description and formalisation of an information-state update dialogue system architecture …

Comparing system-response retrieval models for open-domain and casual conversational agent
F Charras, GD Duplessis, V Letard… – … on Chatbots and …, 2016 – hal.archives-ouvertes.fr
… Linguistics (2012) 4. Banchs, RE, Li, H.: IRIS: a chat-oriented dialogue system based on … H., Kobayashi, Y., Mizukami, M.: Towards taxonomy of errors in chat-oriented dialogue systems … Kim, S., Lee, GG: Example-based dialog modeling for practical multi-domain dialog system …

Multimodal and multi-party social interactions
Z Yumak, N Magnenat-Thalmann – … aware human-robot and human-agent …, 2016 – Springer
… Figure 13.9 shows the architecture of the multi-party dialogue system … In: Wahlster W (ed) SmartKom: foundations of multimodal dialogue systems … York, pp 31–38Google Scholar. 6. Bohus D, Horvitz E (2009) Learning to predict engagement with a spoken dialog system in open …

Dialport: Connecting the spoken dialog research community to real user data
T Zhao, K Lee, M Eskenazi – 2016 IEEE Spoken Language …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Dennis Schmidt, “Halef: An open-source standard-compliant telephony-based modular spoken dialog system: A re- view and an outlook,” in Natural Language Dialog Systems and Intelligent … 19] Rafael E Banchs and Haizhou Li, “Iris: a chat-oriented dialogue system based on …

Language Portability for Dialogue Systems: Translating a Question-Answering System from English into Tamil
S Ravi, R Artstein – Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… A translated dialogue system is therefore only an initial step towards tailoring a system to a new … of 5th IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practi- cal Dialogue Systems, pages 1–6 … NPCEditor: creating virtual human dialogue using information retrieval techniques …

A survey of voice translation methodologies—Acoustic dialect decoder
H Krupakar, K Rajvel, B Bharathi… – 2016 International …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Recognition. Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1993. [4] X. Yao, P. Bhutada, K. Georgila, K. Sagae, R. Artstein, and D. Traum, “Practical Evaluation of Speech Recognizers for Virtual Human Dialogue Page 8 …

Intelligent mobile, wearable, and ambient technologies for behavioral health care
DD Luxton, JD June, A Sano, T Bickmore – Artificial intelligence in …, 2016 – Elsevier
… At their core, virtual humans are comprised of a dialog engine that manages simulated … for longitudinal interventions), a possible range of sensors for the virtual human to automatically … There are several frameworks for dialog systems, ranging from simple pattern-response rules …

Using Tweets as” Ice-Breaking” Sentences in a Social Dialog System
A Andonov, M Schmidt, J Niehues… – … ; 12. ITG Symposium, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… J. Niehues, and A. Waibel, “Towards an open- domain social dialog system,” in Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop Series on Spoken Dialogue System Technology (IWSDS … Evaluation of crowdsourced user input data for spoken dialog systems,” in 16th …

Quantitative analysis of backchannels uttered by an interviewer during neuropsychological tests
G Bailly, F Elisei, A Juphard… – … Annual Conference of …, 2016 – hal.archives-ouvertes.fr
… One of the main challenge of dialog systems for reproducing these feedback patterns is to be … A data-driven model for timing feedback in a map task dialogue system,” presented at … E. Ahlsen, and T. Stocksmeier, “Modeling embodied feedback with virtual humans,” in Modeling …

Small talk improves user impressions of interview dialogue systems
T Kobori, M Nakano, T Nakamura – … of the 17th Annual Meeting of the …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… We propose a method for dialogue management for such a dialogue system. Although several in- terview dialogue systems have been developed so far, most of them put their focus mainly on obtain- ing information, repeating questions and making mechanical dialogues …

What kind of stories should a virtual human swap?
SN Gilani, K Sheetz, G Lucas, D Traum – International Conference on …, 2016 – Springer
… 3. Bell, L., Gustafson, J.: Interaction with an animated agent in a spoken dialogue system … Morency, L.-P., Gratch, J.: All together now: introducing the virtual human toolkit. In: International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Humans, Edinburgh, UK, August 2013Google Scholar. 12 …

A survey on human machine dialogue systems
S Mallios, N Bourbakis – 2016 7th international conference on …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… three classes of DSs proposed, including answering, semi-dialogue and full- dialogue systems … and S. Rosset, “Ritel: an open-domain, human- computer dialog system.,” in Interspeech … of the Parlance system: a data-driven, incremental, spoken dialogue system for interactive …

A tool for staging mixed-initiative dialogs
JW Buck, S Perugini – 2016 – ecommons.udayton.edu
… ways: i) no programming is required by the designer; only dia- log specification is required, and the dialog system is au … Webtalk: Towards automatically building spoken dialog systems through mining websites … Flexible and personalizable mixed-initiative dialogue systems …

Emotion and attitude modeling for non-player characters
B Ravenet, F Pecune, M Chollet, C Pelachaud – Emotion in Games, 2016 – Springer
… In this section, we present theories that are popular among the virtual human researchers to … works that proposed to model the complex mechanisms of attitudes within virtual humans … Kuppevelt J, Dybkjær L, Bernsen NO (eds) Advances in natural multimodal dialogue systems …

Highlighting Psychological Features for Predicting Child Interjections During Story Telling
G Lejeune, F Rioult, B Crémilleux – INTERSPEECH 2016, 2016 – hal.archives-ouvertes.fr
… [5] N. Ward and D. Devault, “Ten challenges in highly- interactive dialog system,” AAAI Spring … user simu- lations and rule-based dialogue management in a spoken dialogue system,” in Proc … E. Segarra, and E. Sanchis, “A statistical approach to spoken dialog systems design and …

Purely corpus-based automatic conversation authoring
GD Duplessis, V Letard, AL Ligozat… – Proceedings of the Tenth …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… systems (such as Eliza (Weizenbaum, 1966)), or as a fall- back strategy for out-of-domain human utterances in spe- cific dialogue systems … we present a data-driven process aiming at the auto- matic authoring of a conversational strategy for a dialogue system interacting with a …

SceneMaker: Creative technology for digital storytelling
M Akser, B Bridges, G Campo, A Cheddad… – … , Game Creation, Design …, 2016 – Springer
… doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-04617-9_34 CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 3. Ma, M., McKevitt, P.: Virtual human animation in natural language … De Melo, C., Paiva, A.: Multimodal expression in virtual humans. Comput … Wahlster, W.: Smartkom: Foundations of Multimodal Dialogue Systems …

Implementation of image processing based Digital Dactylology Converser for deaf-mute persons
MY Javed, MM Gulzar, STH Rizvi… – … on Intelligent Systems …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… [4] W. Gao, J. Ma, S. Shan, X. Chen, W. Zeng, H. Zhang, 1. Yan, and J. Wang, “HandTalker: A multi modal dialog system using sign language and 3-D virtual human,” Advances in Multimodal Inteifaces (ICMI 2000), Third International Conference, Beijing, China, Oct 14-16, vol …

Semi-situated learning of verbal and nonverbal content for repeated human-robot interaction
I Leite, A Pereira, A Funkhouser, B Li… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… use of crowdsourcing methods has also been explored in spoken dialog systems [7, 22] … crowdsourced data supported the integration of animations and emotional behavior in a dialogue system … Real user evaluation of spoken dialogue systems using amazon mechanical turk …

Research progress of artificial psychology and artificial emotion in China
Z Wang, L Xie, T Lu – CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, 2016 – Elsevier
… Intelligent User Interfaces; the biannual FGR of the IEEE Face Information Processing International Conference; Affective Dialogue Systems symposium in … Computing Technology Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is working on a virtual human with facial …

Preface to the Special Issue on Immersive Environments: Challenges, Research and New Developments
A Peña-Rios, J Pirker, C Gütl… – … Transactions on Future …, 2016 – repository.essex.ac.uk
… platform for the dynamic creation of bespoke 3D virtual scenarios for role- play based learning; which include embodied virtual humans for verbal … N. Taatgen and C. Stevens, present the Metalogue project, which aims to deliver a multi-modal, multi-party dialogue system able to …

Usefulness, localizability, humanness, and language-benefit: additional evaluation criteria for natural language dialogue systems
B AbuShawar, E Atwell – International Journal of Speech Technology, 2016 – Springer
… of chatbots covering different languages, genres, text-types, and user-groups, to illustrate qualitative aspects of natural language dialogue system evaluation. We present some of the different evaluation techniques used in natural language dialogue systems, including black box …

An intelligent system for aggression de-escalation training
T Bosse, C Gerritsen, J de Man – Proceedings of the Twenty-second …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… train social and communicative skills based on simulated environments involving virtual humans [2, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 22] … To enable users to engage in a conversation with an embodied conversational agent (ECA), a dialogue system based on conversation trees is used …

SceneMaker: Creative Technology for Digital StoryTelling
N BT37 OQB – paulmckevitt.com
… References 1. Ma, M., McKevitt, P.: Virtual Human Animation in Natural Language Visualisa- tion … De Melo, C. and Paiva, A.: Multimodal Expression in Virtual Humans … ACM, New York, 507-510 (2005) 24. Wahlster, W.: Smartkom: Foundations of Multimodal Dialogue Systems …

Exposure to virtual social interactions in the treatment of social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial
IL Kampmann, PMG Emmelkamp, D Hartanto… – … Research and Therapy, 2016 – Elsevier
… Abstract. This randomized controlled trial investigated the efficacy of a stand-alone virtual reality exposure intervention comprising verbal interaction with virtual humans to target heterogeneous social fears in participants with social anxiety disorder …

Automatic recognition of conversational strategies in the service of a socially-aware dialog system
R Zhao, T Sinha, AW Black, J Cassell – … of the 17th Annual Meeting of …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… acoustic) features are all taken into account (and, in a demo paper published in this volume, we demonstrate that the results here can be effectively integrated into an end-to-end socially-aware dialog system). As naturalistic interactions with dialog systems increasingly become …

Contributions to the joint segmentation and classification of sequences (My two cents on decoding and handwriting recognition)
S España Boquera – 2016 – riunet.upv.es
Page 1. (My two cents on decoding and handwriting recognition) DP B : SEB D : D . MJCB UPV SS DJ Page 2. Page 3. To my family, past, present and future, very specially to my parents and to my wife Manuela for their unconditional love and support. Page 4. Page 5. ABSTRACT …

Assessing agreement in human-robot dialogue strategies: A tale of two wizards
M Marge, C Bonial, KA Pollard, R Artstein… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2016 – Springer
… Dey, T., Fast, E., Gainer, A., Georgila, K., Gratch, J., Hartholt, A., Lhommet, M., et al.: SimSensei Kiosk: a virtual human interviewer for … Roque, A., Leuski, A., Rangarajan, V., Robinson, S., Vaswani, A., Narayanan, S., Traum, D.: Radiobot-CFF: a spoken dialogue system for military …

Chatbots’ greetings to human-computer communication
MJ Pereira, L Coheur, P Fialho, R Ribeiro – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2016 – arxiv.org
… However, terms like dialogue system, avatar, artificial conversational entity, con- versational avatar, intellectual agents … 26, the Visual SceneMaker (Gebhard et al., 2011), or the Virtual Human Toolkit27 … Hartholt et al., 2013), as these target multi-modal dialogue systems and not …

A virtual assistive companion for older adults: design implications for a real-world application
C Tsiourti, MB Moussa, J Quintas, B Loke… – Proceedings of SAI …, 2016 – Springer
… 1. Bickmore, TW, Schulman, D., Sidner, CL: A reusable framework for health counseling dialogue systems based on a behavioral medicine … 78 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 9. Kramer, M., Yaghoubzadeh, R., Kopp, S., Pitsch, K.: A conversational virtual human as autonomous …

A multimodal approach to assessing user experiences with agent helpers
L Clark, A Ofemile, S Adolphs, T Rodden – ACM Transactions on …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… 29:3 dialogue systems that have been a mainstay in society for over a decade now [Nass and Moon 2000]. Agents that provide guidance like this may not just be referred to as instructors; they may also be referred to as advice givers or as “helpers” [Torrey et al. 2013; Strait et al …

Action-coordinating prosody
NG Ward, S Abu – Speech Prosody, 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Data-driven models for timing feedback responses in a Map Task dialogue system,” Com- puter … Y. Xu, A. Rizzo, and L.-P. Morency, “SimSensei Kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for … [42] NG Ward and D. DeVault, “Ten challenges in highly-interactive dialog systems,” in AAAI …

Blissful agents: adjuncts to group medical visits for chronic pain and depression
A Shamekhi, T Bickmore, A Lestoquoy… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2016 – Springer
… 1. Bickmore, T., Giorgino, T.: Health dialog systems for patients and consumers … 22, 276–288 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 4. Meeker, D., Cerully, J., et al: SimCoach evaluation: a virtual human intervention to encourage service-member help-seeking for posttraumatic stress …

Agent-Oriented Methodology for Designing Cognitive Agents for Serious Games
CW Shiang, JJ Meyer, K Taveter – Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, 2016 – turing.pro.br
… Eurosis. 7 (50). [6] Van Oijen, J., Van Doesburg, W., & Dignum, F.(2011). Goal-based communication using BDI agents as virtual humans in training: An ontology driven dialogue system. In: F. Dignum (Ed.), Agents for Games and Simulations II, 38-52. Berlin, Germany: Springer …

NegoChat-A: a chat-based negotiation agent with bounded rationality
A Rosenfeld, I Zuckerman, E Segal-Halevi… – Autonomous Agents and …, 2016 – Springer
… In contrast, Traumet et al. [18] presented a model of conversation strategies which they implemented in a virtual human in order to help people learn negotiation skills. Their virtual human can negotiate in complex adversarial negotiation with a human trainee …

Conversational interfaces: devices, wearables, virtual agents, and robots
M McTear, Z Callejas, D Griol – The Conversational Interface, 2016 – Springer
… character animation platform developed originally at the University of Southern California that is included in the Virtual Human Toolkit but … The FurHat platform was developed by human–computer interaction experts at Furhat Robotics with a strong background in dialog …

Extending MAM5 Meta-Model and JaCalIV E Framework to Integrate Smart Devices from Real Environments
JA Rincon, JL Poza-Lujan, V Julian… – PloS one, 2016 – journals.plos.org
This paper presents the extension of a meta-model (MAM5) and a framework based on the model (JaCalIVE) for developing intelligent virtual environments. The goal of this extension is to develop augmented mirror worlds that represent a real and virtual world coupled, so that the …

Natural Language Understanding Performance & Use Considerations in Virtual Medical Encounters.
TB Talbot, N Kalisch, K Christoffersen, GM Lucas… – MMVR, 2016 – books.google.com
… Towards natural language understanding of partial speech recognition results in dialogue systems … S, and Lok B. Human-centered distributed conversational modeling: efficient modeling of robust virtual human conversations … Practical Language Processing for Virtual Humans …

Time-offset conversations on a life-sized automultiscopic projector array
A Jones, J Unger, K Nagano, J Busch… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – cv-foundation.org
… The au- gust spoken dialogue system. In In Proceedings of Eu- rospeech’99, pages 1151–1154, 1999. 2 [6] A. Hartholt, D. Traum, SC Marsella, A. Shapiro, G. Stra- tou, A. Leuski, L.-P. Morency, and J. Gratch. All Together Now: Introducing the Virtual Human Toolkit …

Towards a listening agent: a system generating audiovisual laughs and smiles to show interest
K El Haddad, H Çakmak, E Gilmartin… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… 1.1 Feedback in Dialogue Systems and Con- versational Agents Spoken interaction is far more than a verbal rendition of linguistic text, and includes elements in … Several of these cues have been the subject of dialogue system research, particularly in the domain of turntaking …

Towards serious gaming for communication training-a pilot study with police academy students
T Bosse, C Gerritsen – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
… initiatives that show promising results regarding the possibility to train social skills based on simulated environments involving virtual humans [3, 4 … A dialogue system based on conversation trees has been used to enable trainees to engage in a conversation with the embodied …

Research on the Applications of Computer VR (Virtual Reality) Technology in Physical Training
H Qi, Z Xiaowei, M Tiemin, L Hui – Revista Ibérica de Sistemas …, 2016 – search.proquest.com
… For example, Dialogue system put forward a mid-drive UMIS (User Management Interface System) based on event drive … the design of 3D scene and virtual role is also the most complicated technology, including scene modeling technology, virtual human modeling technology …

Leveraging dialog systems research to assist biomedical researchers’ interrogation of Big Clinical Data
J Hoxha, C Weng – Journal of biomedical informatics, 2016 – Elsevier
… two well-established fields have been very active through achievements in theory, methods and evaluation, and the development of re-usable dialog system components. Many of their contributions provide a foundation for designing and evaluating dialog systems that support …

Modeling personality, mood, and emotions
J Zhang, J Zheng, N Magnenat-Thalmann – Context aware human-robot …, 2016 – Springer
… Overall testing: Virtual humans or agents are equipped with the proposed models. Dialogue scenarios between the virtual human/agents and users are designed. The overall responses of the virtual characters/agents are judged …

Autonomous virtual human agents for healthcare information support and clinical interviewing
A Rizzo, R Shilling, E Forbell, S Scherer… – Artificial intelligence in …, 2016 – Elsevier
… This chapter discusses virtual human (VH) conversational agents to support client interaction within a healthcare context … Keywords. Virtual reality. virtual humans. autonomous agents. sensing. healthcare support. clinical interviewing. Introduction …

Learning to respond with deep neural networks for retrieval-based human-computer conversation system
R Yan, Y Song, H Wu – Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. Learning to Respond with Deep Neural Networks for Retrieval-Based Human-Computer Conversation System Rui Yan Baidu Inc. No. 10, Xibeiwang East Road, Beijing 100193, China yanrui02@baidu.com Yiping Song Baidu Inc. No …

Game On: Creatively Using Gaming to Teach the Informed Consent Process to Clinical Research Professionals.
J Berrios – thannual – academia.edu
… WMJ, 112 (1), 18–23. Hubal, RC, & Day, RS (2006). Informed consent procedures: An experimental test using a virtual character in a dialog systems training application … Accessibility and acceptance of responsive virtual human technology as a survey interviewer training tool …

Shall I Be Your Chat Companion? Towards an Online Human-Computer Conversation System
R Yan, Y Song, X Zhou, H Wu – … of the 25th ACM International on …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. “Shall I Be Your Chat Companion?” Towards an Online Human-Computer Conversation System Rui Yan1,3 1Institute of Computer Science and Technology (ICST) Peking University Beijing 100871, China yanrui02@baidu.com …

Erica: The erato intelligent conversational android
DF Glas, T Minato, CT Ishi, T Kawahara… – 2016 25th IEEE …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… like to thank Jani Even, Florent Ferreri, Koji Inoue, and Kurima Sakai for their contributions to ERICA’s control software, dialog system, and sensor … Marsella, A. Shapiro, G. Stratou, A. Leuski, L.-P. Morency, and J. Gratch, “All together now: Introducing the Virtual Human Toolkit,” in …

Conversational Agents as Learning Facilitators: Experiences With a Mobile Multimodal Dialogue System Architecture
D Griol, Z Callejas – Formative Assessment, Learning Data Analytics and …, 2016 – Elsevier
… Dialogue systems may also be used as role-playing actors in simulated experiential learning environments. In these settings, the dialogue system carries out a specific function in a very realistic way inside a simulated environment that emulates the real learning environment …

Emotion, Affect, and Personality
M McTear, Z Callejas, D Griol – The Conversational Interface, 2016 – Springer
… is a research professor of Computer Science and Psychology and Director or Virtual Human Research at … Z, Griol D, López-Cózar R (2011) Predicting user mental states in spoken dialogue systems … R, Araki K (2009) Activating humans with humor—a dialogue system that users …

A smartphone-based virtual agent for atrial fibrillation education and counseling
E Kimani, T Bickmore, H Trinh, L Ring… – … conference on intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
… Circulation 98, 946–952 (1998)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 8. Bickmore, T., Giorgino, T.: Health dialog systems for patients and consumers. J. Biomed … Leuski, A., Gowrisankar, R., Richmond, T., Shapiro, A., Xu, Y., Feng, A.: Mobile personal healthcare mediated by virtual humans …

Supporting social skills rehabilitation with virtual storytelling
C Even, AG Bosser, J Ferreira, C Buche… – The Twenty-Ninth …, 2016 – haslab.uminho.pt
… Virtual human interviewers have also been used in the past to detect behaviors correlated with depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress … The dialogue system processes the persons’ spoken answers and facial expressions to control the flow of the conversation based on …

Do variations in agency indirectly affect behavior with others? an analysis of gaze behavior
A Robb, A Kleinsmith, A Cordar, C White… – IEEE transactions on …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… 2 RELATED WORK 2.1 Gaze with Virtual Humans Rehm and André explored gaze behavior as a measure of engagement during interactions with real and virtual humans [26]. Two human par- ticipants and one virtual human played Mexicali, a simple dice game involving …

Capturing and Animating Hand and Finger Motion for 3D Communicative Characters
NS Wheatland – 2016 – escholarship.org
… characters. Though many methods have been developed over the years to facilitate aspects of 3D character anima- tion, creating realistic virtual humans is still a challenge. This is partly because of the way virtual characters move …

The CaMeLi Framework—A multimodal virtual companion for older adults
C Tsiourti, J Quintas, M Ben-Moussa, S Hanke… – Proceedings of SAI …, 2016 – Springer
… Figure 5 illustrates the 3D virtual human, which closely simulates human conversational behaviour through the use of synthesized voice and … Google Scholar. 8. Bickmore, TW, Schulman, D., Sidner, CL: A reusable framework for health counseling dialogue systems based on a …

Observing, Coaching and Reflecting: Metalogue-A Multi-modal Tutoring System with Metacognitive Abilities.
J Van Helvert, V Petukhova, CA Stevens… – EAI Endorsed Trans …, 2016 – core.ac.uk
… The Metalogue project aims to develop a multi-modal, multi-party, dialogue system with metacognitive abilities that will advance our … 2016; published on 27 June 2016 Keywords: natural conversational interaction, mixed-reality, multi-modal dialogue systems, immersive, debate …

Virtual Assistive Companions for Older Adults
C Tsiourti, E Joly, C Wings, MB Moussa, K Wac – 2016 – researchgate.net
… 1) Virtual Human The 3D virtual human (Fig … SmartBody enables easy control of the facial expressions of the virtual human using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). This lets us individually control each action unit (AU) to achieve particular emotions …

Virtual health agents for behavior change: Research perspectives and directions
WP Brinkman – Proceedings of the Workshop on Graphical and …, 2016 – macs.hw.ac.uk
… this time outside the hospital, is SimCoach [41], which is a virtual human support agent that … Research into embodied conversational agents and natural dialog systems, in general, is in this … D., Sidner, CL: A reusable framework for health counseling dialogue systems based on a …

EAI Endorsed TransactionsPreprint Research Article/Editorial
J Van Helvert, V Petukhova, C Stevens, HWD Börner… – lsv.uni-saarland.de
… The Metalogue project aims to develop a multi-modal, multi-party, dialogue system with metacognitive abilities that will … XXXX; accepted on XXXX; published on XXXX Keywords: natural conversational interaction, mixed-reality, multi-modal dialogue systems, immersive, debate …

Conquering an exo-planet through the use of a virtual role playing game assisted by an emotionally intelligent pedagogical agent
A Terracina, F Fabiani, LS Ferro… – … on Games Based …, 2016 – search.proquest.com
… Swartout (2013), presents a system that embodies the idea of virtual humans that act and interact like humans, bringing social elements in the interaction … We start from the result found by Mori to implement our dialogue system. 667 Page 3. Annalisa Terracina et al …

Psychophysiology in games
GN Yannakakis, HP Martinez, M Garbarino – Emotion in games, 2016 – Springer
… Neuron 33(4):653–663CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar. 25. De Melo C, Paiva A (2007) Expression of emotions in virtual humans using lights, shadows, composition and filters. In: Affective computing and intelligent interaction …

A language-based model for specifying and staging mixed-initiative dialogs
S Perugini, JW Buck – Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… Thus, “[d]eveloping a mixed-initiative dialog system is a complex task” [20] and “involves a very intensive programming ef- fort” [17] … We seek to generalize the specification of dialogs, and improve and automate the engineering of task- based, dialog systems supporting this type …

Affective Human Computer Interaction
K Sumi – Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life, 2016 – atlantis-press.com
… Our research group has developed intelligent dialogue system that proactively interacts with a user according to the user’s circumstances … JG Buckwalter, J. Williams, TD Parsons, P. Kenny, David Traum, J. Difede, BO Rothbaum: SimCoach: an intelligent virtual human system for …

Dialogue systems and dialogue management
D Burgan – 2016 – apps.dtic.mil
… A spoken dialogue system is a specialised form of computer system that operates as an interface between users and the application, using spoken … This report provides a general overview of some of the key themes identified in the area of spoken dialogue systems and their …

SiAM-dp: an open development platform for massively multimodal dialogue systems in cyber-physical environments.
R Neßelrath – 2016 – core.ac.uk
… Other extensive projects deploy well elaborated platforms for multimodal dialogue systems … Ontology Based SiAM-dp is fully ontology based and uses a single domain adaptable knowledge repre- sentation throughout the complete dialogue system …

Toward conscious-like conversational agents
M Gnjatovi?, B Borovac – … Socially Believable Behaving Systems-Volume II, 2016 – Springer
… Virtual Human [34] … also [25, pp.180–2]). To illustrate this, we consider two spoken dialogue systems: the SUNDIAL system designed to handle travel conversations [4], and the speech translation system Verbmobil [1]. The dialogue structure underlying the implementation of the …

Character Modeling through Dialogue for Expressive Natural Language Generation
G Lin – 2016 – escholarship.org
… decision making. Many forms of INS involve interactions with virtual human char- acters … 12 Page 27. 2015b], was created to build end-to-end dialogue systems with recurrent neural networks (RNN) and n-gram models. It contains dialogue of 3 turns between …

Timed Petri nets for fluent turn-taking over multimodal interaction resources in human-robot collaboration
C Chao, A Thomaz – The International Journal of Robotics …, 2016 – journals.sagepub.com
The goal of this work is to develop computational models of social intelligence that enable robots to work side by side with humans, solving problems and achieving task goals through dialogue and c…

Military Usages of Speech and Language Technologies: A Review.
D Griol, JG Herrero, JM Molina – Meeting Security Challenges …, 2016 – books.google.com
… D. Griol et al./Military Usages of Speech and Language Technologies: A Review 49 Spoken dialog systems have also been used for education and training, particularly in improving phonetic and linguistic skills. For instance, the LARRI multimodal dialog system [41] provided …

The ALICO corpus: Analysing the active listener
Z Malisz, M W?odarczak, H Buschmeier… – Language resources …, 2016 – Springer
… More generally, the design of ALICO resulted in conversations rich in feedback behaviour that could improve existing models of feedback implemented in dialogue systems and help build more human-like and sociable conversational agents …

“The Problem of the Adjective”. Affective Computing of the Speaking Voice
J Feldman – Transposition. Musique et Sciences Sociales, 2016 – journals.openedition.org
… Customer-service call centers are now using “automatic dialogue systems” to detect if a speaker is … and outputs information that then is used to direct the virtual human toward an … like AGI, began with the aim of creating more affectively sensitive and convincing Virtual Humans …

Predicting Dialogue Acts for Intelligent Virtual Agents with Multimodal Student Interaction Data.
W Min, JB Wiggins, LG Pezzullo, AK Vail… – … Educational Data Mining …, 2016 – ERIC
… The selection of dialogue moves was informed by the literature on dialogue systems for learning [8], as well as experience with a recent study conducted in the same middle school, in which pairs of … SimSensei Kiosk : A Virtual Human Interviewer for Healthcare Decision Support …

Exploring self-interruptions as a strategy for regaining the attention of distracted users
B Carlmeyer, D Schlangen, B Wrede – … of the 1st Workshop on Embodied …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… area of attention and the use of eye-gaze, still relatively few studies explicitly address on how to best apply these findings to human-agent interaction (HAI) and to implement them in incremental dialogue systems … The rickel gaze model: A window on the mind of a virtual human …

Avi Rosenfeld, Inon Zuckerman, Erel
OD Segal-Halevi, S Kraus – Auton Agent Multi-Agent Syst, 2016 – homedir.jct.ac.il
… skills. Their virtual human can negotiate in complex adversarial negotiation with a human trainee … 6 NegoChat-A’s natural language Our natural language system has a standard dialog system architecture [29], described in Fig. 1 …

Socrates: from social relation to attitude expressions
F Pecune, M Ochs, S Marsella… – Proceedings of the 2016 …, 2016 – ifaamas.org
… 1. INTRODUCTION Nowadays machines own a prominent place in our life. Studies show that we are becoming more comfortable with the idea of interacting with them [35] in particular when the interaction involves virtual humans as partners …

Task-Oriented Communicative Capabilities of Agents in Collaborative Virtual Environments for Training
P DE LOOR, N SABOURET, E BEVACQUA… – researchgate.net
… 50 3.7 Conclusion . . . . . 51 4 Cognitive Agent Architectures for Collaborative Virtual Humans 53 Page 13. TABLE OF CONTENTS ix 4.1 Introduction . . . . . 53 …

Annotation and analysis of listener’s engagement based on multi-modal behaviors
K Inoue, D Lala, S Nakamura, K Takanashi… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… SimSensei kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for healthcare decision support. In Proc. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, pages 1061–1068, 2014 … Knowledge graph inference for spoken dialog systems. In Proc. ICASSP, pages 5346–5350, 2015 …

Designing interaction strategies for companions interacting with children
NR Seïler – Emotions, Technology, and Design, 2016 – Elsevier
… CIS are designed for resolving failures in the dialog system—not understanding, clarifying information, eliminating incongruences related to the user model … Confused Strategy—is to respond to input that is not understood, the Dialogue System has crashed and the information is …

A cognitive-affective architecture for ECAs
J Pérez, E Cerezo, FJ Seron, LF Rodriguez – Biologically Inspired Cognitive …, 2016 – Elsevier
JavaScript is disabled on your browser. Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page. Skip to main content Skip to article …

Domain-Specific Semantic Role Labeling: Portability of Existing Resources
N Reese – 2016 – scholar.colorado.edu
… 71 Page 10. x List of Figures 2.1 Virtual Human Toolkit Architecture … as conversational agents (Jurafsky and Martin, 2009). Dialogue systems can be broken down into … the exact methods are dependent upon the type of dialogue system being used, and the context in …

AniSAM & AniAvatar: Animated visualizations of affective states
A Sonderegger, K Heyden, A Chavaillaz… – Proceedings of the 2016 …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… used for. Various tools which are based on automatic measures of emotions have been suggested such as MAUI [22], AffectAura [25], EmotiBoard [33,40], FAIM [10], Affective Diary [42] or the 3D virtual human [17]. All those …

Reforming the representation of the reformation: Mixed reality narratives in communicating tangible and intangible heritage of the protestant reformation in Finland
L Viinikkala, L Yli-Seppälä, OI Heimo… – … on Virtual System & …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Once the exact position and orientation the device is found, the virtual human characters as well as other elements of the scene can be drawn correctly on the device screen … For dialogue in the app, both Articy:Draft 2 [33] and Dialogue System software [34] were used …

Visual environment and interlocutors in situated dialogue
S Brown-Schmidt – Visually Situated Language Comprehension, 2016 – books.google.com
… artificial intel- ligence. The virtual human, Max, developed by the artificial intelligence group at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, is one good example. Max is an incredibly convincing virtual dialog partner. He makes use …

D4. 7 1st Expressive Virtual Characters
F Yang, C Peters – 2016 – prosociallearn.eu
… SEMAINE project 2 built a Sensitive Artificial Listener (SAL) and a multimodal dialogue system which can … Make Human is especially designed for the modeling of virtual humans. Other software, such as ZBrush, Blender, Maya are also used to sculpt virtual human models and …

What makes virtual agents believable?
A Bogdanovych, T Trescak, S Simoff – Connection Science, 2016 – Taylor & Francis
In this paper we investigate the concept of believability and make an attempt to isolate individual characteristics (features) that contribute to making virtual characters believable. As the result…

A computational model of social attitudes for virtual agents
F Pecune, M Ochs, S Marsella, C Pelachaud – enib.fr
… Studies show that we are becoming more comfortable with the idea of interacting with them [22] in particular when the interaction involves virtual humans as partners … In Advances in natural multimodal dialogue systems, pages 23–54. Springer, 2005 …

Things that Make Robots Go HMMM: Heterogeneous Multilevel Multimodal Mixing to Realise Fluent, Multiparty, Human-Robot Interaction
NCEDD Reidsma – researchgate.net
… To ensure that the AsapRealizer will also stay relevant for use with Virtual Humans, we have started working on the coupling with the Unity3D game … presented here will be used to govern the interaction between human users and a duo consisting of a robot and a virtual human …

Multimodal analysis of speech and arm motion for prosody-driven synthesis of beat gestures
E Bozkurt, Y Yemez, E Erzin – Speech Communication, 2016 – Elsevier
… In this category, the Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) of Cassell et al. (1994) is a pioneering rule-based dialog system which can animate conversations between human-like agents … Another example to text-driven methods is the Virtual Human Presenter of Noma et al …

Effective directed gaze for character animation
T Pejsa – 2016 – search.proquest.com
Page 1. EFFECTIVE DIRECTED GAZE FOR CHARACTER ANIMATION by Tomislav Pejsa A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Sciences) at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON 2016 …

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures
J Pérez, E Cerezo, FJ Serón, LF Rodríguez – 2016 – giga.cps.unizar.es
Page 1. Research article A cognitive-affective architecture for ECAs Joaquín Pérez a,* , Eva Cerezo a, Francisco J. Serón a, Luis-Felipe Rodríguez b a Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A), Department of Computer …

Artificial Persuasion in Pedagogical Games
Z Zeng – arXiv preprint arXiv:1601.06245, 2016 – arxiv.org
… 45 Figure 5.7 Example of a Persuasion Cue ….. 46 Figure 5.8 Water Molecule Requests Teaching from the Student ….. 46 Figure 5.9 Example Dialogue Entry in Unity Dialogue System ….. 48 …

A Conversational Agent for the Improvement of Human Reasoning Skills
NT Le – fg-elearning.gi.de
… Page 13. called ‘Virtual Humans’ (Gulz et al. 2011). Examples of those kind have been developed by Kramer et al. (2013), DeVault et al. (2014), and DeVault et al. (2015). The goal of this thesis is to create an Intelligent Tutoring …

A virtual emotional freedom practitioner to deliver physical and emotional therapy
H Ranjbartabar – 2016 – researchonline.mq.edu.au
… 5 2.1 Empathic Virtual Humans ….. 5 … NVBG NonVerbal Behaviour Generator PTSD Post Trauma Stress Disorder TFT Thought Field Therapy VH Virtual Human VP Virtual Patient VRET Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy …

Spinning tri-layer-circle memory-based Gaussian mixture model for background modeling
Y Qi, H Li, Y Wang, B Liu – 2016 IEEE 13th International …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. Spinning Tri-Layer-Circle Memory-based Gaussian Mixture Model for Background Modeling Yujuan, Qi, Hui, Li,Yanjiang, Wang, Baodi, Liu College of Information and Control Engineering,China University of Petroleum …

The body that speaks: recombining bodies and speech sources in unscripted face-to-face communication
A Gillespie, K Corti – Frontiers in psychology, 2016 – frontiersin.org
This article examines advances in research methods that enable experimental substitution of the speaking body in unscripted face-to-face communication. A taxonomy of six hybrid social agents is presented by combining three types of bodies (mechanical, virtual, and human) with …

Sub-Saharan African languages: from speech fundamentals to applications
M Adda-Decker, L Besacier, M Davel, L Hyman… – 2016 – isca-speech.org
… discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA. SIGDIAL 2016 will be co-located with INTERSPEECH 2016 as a satellite event, and also with YRRSDS 2016, the Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems …

Affective analysis and Modeling of Spoken Dialogue Transcripts
E Palogiannidi – 2016 – researchgate.net
… Jose Lopes, Arodami Chorianopoulou, Elisavet Palogiannidi, Helena Moniz, Alberto Abad, Katerina Louka, Elias Iosif and Aleandros Potamianos “The SpeDial Datasets: Datasets for Spoken Dialogue Systems Analytics”, in Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language …

Rendering for Automultiscopic 3D Displays
A Jones – 2016 – search.proquest.com
Rendering for Automultiscopic 3D Displays. Abstract. While a great deal of computer generated imagery is modelled and rendered in three dimensions, the vast majority of this 3D imagery is shown on two-dimensional displays …

A survey of autonomous human affect detection methods for social robots engaged in natural HRI
D McColl, A Hong, N Hatakeyama, G Nejat… – Journal of Intelligent & …, 2016 – Springer
Page 1. J Intell Robot Syst (2016) 82:101–133 DOI 10.1007/s10846-015-0259-2 A Survey of Autonomous Human Affect Detection Methods for Social Robots Engaged in Natural HRI Derek McColl · Alexander Hong · Naoaki Hatakeyama · Goldie Nejat · Beno Benhabib …

Gestures become more informative when communication is unsuccessful
MW Hoetjes – 2016 – repository.ubn.ru.nl
Page 1. PDF hosted at the Radboud Repository of the Radboud University Nijmegen The following full text is a publisher’s version. For additional information about this publication click this link. http://hdl.handle.net/2066/162512 …

Social media in the Arab world: Communication and public opinion in the Gulf states
B Gunter, M Elareshi, K Al-Jaber – 2016 – books.google.com
Page 1. ED ITED BY BARRIE GUNTER, M0 KHTAR ELARESHI AMD KHALID AL-J ABER S0 G|A| ME|| || C O MM UN |CATION AND PUBLIC O PIN | ON IN THE GULF STATES | IBTA U. R. S. Page 2. Page 3. Barrie Gunter is Emeritus …

Using Behavior Objects to Manage Complexity in Virtual Worlds
M ?erný, T Plch, M Marko, J Gemrot… – … Intelligence and AI …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. 1943-068X (c) 2015 IEEE. Personal use is permitted, but republication/ redistribution requires IEEE permission. See http://www.ieee.org/ publications_standards/publications/rights/index.html for more information. This …

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