Virtual Humans & Dialog Systems 2020 (147x)


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Designing a virtual patient dialogue system based on terminology-rich resources: Challenges and evaluation
L Campillos-Llanos, C Thomas, E Bilinski… – Natural Language …, 2020 – cambridge.org
… statistical or neural approaches are not applicable to the design of our VP dialogue system … Development challenges are similar across health dialogue systems (Hoxha and Weng 2016) … Virtual Patient Factoryf allows users to create new cases and interact with virtual humans …

Survey on evaluation methods for dialogue systems
J Deriu, A Rodrigo, A Otegi, G Echegoyen… – Artificial Intelligence …, 2020 – Springer
In this paper, we survey the methods and concepts developed for the evaluation of dialogue systems. Evaluation, in and of itself, is a crucial part during.

Which Model Should We Use for a Real-World Conversational Dialogue System? a Cross-Language Relevance Model or a Deep Neural Net?
SH Alavi, A Leuski, D Traum – … of The 12th Language Resources and …, 2020 – aclweb.org
… Leuski, A. and Traum, D. (2011). NPCEditor: Creating virtual human dialogue using information retrieval tech- niques … The ubuntu dialogue corpus: A large dataset for research in unstructured multi-turn dialogue systems … taking a spoken dialog system to the real world …

Investigating Trainees’ Nonverbal Behaviors in Virtual Patients Communication in Virtual Reality
H Yao, M Alappattu, M Robinson… – 2020 IEEE Conference …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… These virtual human models were created in Adobe Fuse … factory (VPF2) to enable these virtual humans to answer specific questions [3]. All virtual humans were displayed in … 4 FUTURE WORK There are limitations to the dialogue system we want to address in future iterations …

Evaluation of Off-the-shelf Speech Recognizers Across Diverse Dialogue Domains
K Georgila, A Leuski, V Yanov, D Traum – Proceedings of The 12th …, 2020 – aclweb.org
… Recognising conversational speech: What an incremental ASR should do for a dialogue system and how to get there. In Proc. of the 7th International Work- shop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS), Saariselkä, Finland. Broughton, M. (2002) …

Imperatives for Virtual Humans
W Li, JM Allbeck – arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.10014, 2020 – arxiv.org
… In this paper, we present a framework for interactively instructing virtual humans using structured English … A virtual human will then attempt to follow the instructions, comparing the context outlined in the instructions to … [11,12] developed the German dialog system CITYTOUR and …

Listening-oriented response generation by exploiting user responses
J Bang, S Han, JH Lee – Pattern Recognition Letters, 2020 – Elsevier
… Researchers developed virtual humans with verbal and nonverbal listening skills in human-machine interactions … CVAE-based dialogue systems have an advantage in generating diverse responses, and used in recent dialogue system studies [20], [33] …

Semantic similarity to improve question understanding in a virtual patient
FAA Laleye, A Blanié, A Brouquet… – Proceedings of the 35th …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… dataset contains about 400 well-annotated question-answer pairs to evaluate the dialogue systems … 2 lists some examples of the types of interactions managed by our dialog system … The second approach developed to make the virtual patient dialogue system acceptable and …

Application ofVirtual Reality Technology in College Tennis Teaching
J Lin, J Song, L Sun – 2020 International Conference on …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… The system includes virtual human coach system, tennis basic training course, artificial intelligence dialogue system, student tennis technology evaluation system, practitioner virtual human system, tennis game system, etc. (Fig. 2). Fig …

Chatbots: history, technology, and a case analysis
B Jay – 2020 – soar.suny.edu
… Chatbots are referred to as many other names, such as; conversational agents, human- computer dialogue systems, interactive agents, virtual agents, virtual humans, and virtual assistants (Abu Shawar & Atwell, 2005 and Palanica et al, 2019). While there may be minute …

On the Generation of Medical Dialogues for COVID-19
W Yang, G Zeng, B Tan, Z Ju, S Chakravorty… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
… Xia et al. (Xia et al.) developed a reinforcement learning (RL) based dialogue system for automatic diagnosis … 6. Conclusions In this work, we make the first attempt to develop dialogue systems that can provide med- ical consultations about COVID-19 …

Improving classification through weak supervision in context-specific conversational agent development for teacher education
D Datta, M Phillips, J Chiu, GS Watson… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
… Datta, D.; Brashers, V.; Owen, J.; White, C.; and Barnes, LE 2016. A Deep Learning Methodology for Semantic Ut- terance Classification in Virtual Human Dialogue Systems. In International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 451–455. Springer …

A wizard-of-oz interface and persona-based methodology for collecting health counseling dialog
WR Kearns, N Kaura, M Divina, C Vo, D Si… – Extended Abstracts of …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… from our previous research will serve as the foundational domain knowledge to build a statistical dialog system to provide … Health dialog systems for patients and consumers … A reusable framework for health counseling dialogue systems based on a behavioral medicine ontology …

Grounding Human-Robot Dialogue in Environment Sensors to help Elderly in Activities of Daily Living
I Idrees, S Tellex, M Begum – researchgate.net
… 2020. Diet: Lightweight language understanding for dialogue systems. arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.09936 … 2014. Simsensei kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for healthcare decision support … In International Workshop on Spo- ken Dialogue System Technology …

Developing a Multi-modal Embodied Virtual Agent with Realistic Appearance and Emotional Response for Games
R McDonnell, E Teiserskis, E Gilmartin, C Guiard… – 2020 – scss.tcd.ie
… 2.4 Dialogue System We use DialogFlow as our main dialogue system, which processes the … Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual Humans … Effects of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity on Emotion Contagion in Affective Inter- Personal …

Work-in-Progress—Testing of a Virtual Patient: Linguistic and Display Engagement Findings
F Chen, Y Lee, R Hubal – 2020 6th International Conference of …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… As with virtual human behaviors in games and other training simulations, the most … training requires appropriate and consequential responses exhibited by virtual humans given students … P. Zweigenbaum, and S. Rosset, “Designing a virtual patient dialogue system based on …

Rationale for Using Chat-Oriented Dialogue System’s Experience to Convey Empathy
H Narimatsu, HSMMT Arimoto – arakilab.media.eng.hokudai.ac.jp
… The base strategy of conversation follows scenario-based dialogue systems that are generally used in task-oriented dia- logue systems [Zhang et al., 2020]. However, to apply these strategies to a non-task-oriented dialogue system, it is impor- tant to understand what the user …

Lower resources of spoken language understanding from voice to semantics
Z Hao, LVC Guo – Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2020 – iopscience.iop.org
… SLU) module is a key component of a speech dialogue system (SDS) that … A reranking approach for recognition and classification of speech input in conversational dialogue systems … to improve spoken language understanding in a cloud-based dialog system,” ASRU, 2017 …

Adapting the ISO 24617-2 Dialogue Act Annotation Scheme for Modelling Medical Consultations
V Petukhova, H Bunt – 16th Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable …, 2020 – aclweb.org
… and training dialogue systems, personalized recommendations and interventions. We consider three important use cases: (1) medical interaction analysis; (2) quality assessment of technology-enhanced or technology-mediated interactions; and (3) dialogue system design …

Neural representations of dialogical history for improving upcoming turn acoustic parameters prediction
S Fuscone, B Favre, L Prévot – Proc. Interspeech 2020, 2020 – isca-speech.org
… parameters of an upcom- ing conversational turn is important for dialogue systems aim- ing to … ment space–lexical and gestural alignment with real and virtual humans,” Frontiers in … I. Trancoso, “Automated two-way entrainment to improve spoken dialog system performance,” in …

Semi-supervised learning for character expression of spoken dialogue systems
K Yamamoto, K Inoue, T Kawahara – Proc. Interspeech 2020, 2020 – interspeech2020.org
… are now implementing this character expression model in the spoken dialogue system of the … Pineau, “A survey of available corpora for building data-driven dialogue systems,” Dialogue and … D. Traum, R. Wood, and LP Morency, “SimSensei kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for …

Mixed Reality Interaction and Presentation Techniques for Medical Visualisations
RT Smith, TJ Clarke, W Mayer, A Cunningham… – Biomedical …, 2020 – Springer
… a 1:1 scale and appear to be sitting at an office desk, unlike a desktop display where the virtual human always appears … The system includes a natural language-based dialogue system, through which doctors can retrieve patient records and interrogate records in using natural …

Analysis of conversational listening skills toward agent-based social skills training
H Tanaka, H Iwasaka, H Negoro… – Journal on Multimodal User …, 2020 – Springer
… appropriate skills in social interaction. Previous work automated the process of social skills training by developing a dialogue system that teaches speaking skills through interaction with a computer agent. Even though previous work …

An attentive listening system with android ERICA: Comparison of autonomous and WOZ interactions
K Inoue, D Lala, K Yamamoto, S Nakamura… – Proceedings of the 21th …, 2020 – aclweb.org
… Figure 1: Architecture of a spoken dialogue system for android ERICA … A simple approach in a basic spoken dialogue system is to wait until the user has been silent for a set period of time before the system can take the turn …

Memory-Based Deep Neural Attention (mDNA) for Cognitive Multi-Turn Response Retrieval in Task-Oriented Chatbots
J Chen, O Agbodike, L Wang – Applied Sciences, 2020 – mdpi.com
… response candidates and logical response inconsistency errors impairing the performance of most transformer-based retrieval dialog systems … successfully used it for improving utterance textual context and response dependency matching in sequential neural dialog system …

Adapting a virtual advisor’s verbal conversation based on predicted user preferences: A study of neutral, empathic and tailored dialogue
H Ranjbartabar, D Richards, AA Bilgin, C Kutay… – Multimodal …, 2020 – mdpi.com
… RQ2 Do users establish more sense of rapport with a virtual human when it uses tailored, empathic or neutral dialogue? RQ3 Does increased rapport lead to less study Stress … 2.1. Expressing Empathy Using Virtual Humans …

The Player-Ethnographer: An Ethnographic Approach to the Study of Non-Player Characters in Digital Games
H Ogier – Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… I consider NPC Ethnography to be a realisation of Miller’s third option: to study NPCs as virtual human ethnographic informants … in treating NPCs as the technological beings they really are: acknowledging the limitations and non-human features of these virtual humans as part of …

The Effect of Multimodal Emotional Expression on Responses to a Digital Human during a Self-Disclosure Conversation: a Computational Analysis of User Language
K Loveys, M Sagar, E Broadbent – Journal of Medical Systems, 2020 – Springer
… intelligence [1]. An embodied conversational agent is a computer-based dialogue system with a … R, Wu, T. A neurobehavioural framework for autonomous animation of virtual human faces … of the SA’14 SIGGRAPH Asia Workshop on Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social …

Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Behavior Change Model for Designing Artificial Intelligence Chatbots to Promote Physical Activity and a Healthy Diet
J Zhang, YJ Oh, P Lange, Z Yu, Y Fukuoka – Journal of medical Internet …, 2020 – jmir.org
… AI chatbots, also called conversational agents, employ dialog systems to enable natural language conversations with users by … activity or diet (ie, [“chatbot” OR “conversational agent” OR “conversational system” OR “dialog system” OR “dialogue system” OR “relational agent …

End-to-end trainable non-collaborative dialog system
Y Li, K Qian, W Shi, Z Yu – Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on …, 2020 – ojs.aaai.org
… Pre-trained language mod- els are proposed to build task-oriented dialog systems to drive the progress on leveraging large amounts of available … Another line of work interleaves on-task and off-task content by building a hybrid dialog system that combines a task-oriented model …

Usability of an intelligent virtual assistant for promoting behavior change and self-care in older people with type 2 diabetes
J Balsa, I Félix, AP Cláudio, MB Carmo… – Journal of Medical …, 2020 – Springer
… One form of virtual assistants are relational agents. These consist of virtual humans designed to build long-term socio-emotional relationships with users … Rule-based approaches to dialogue management have been explored, namely in the context of spoken dialogue systems …

Effectiveness of conversational agents (virtual assistants) in health care: protocol for a systematic review
C de Cock, M Milne-Ives… – JMIR research …, 2020 – researchprotocols.org
… OR “embodied conversational agent” OR chatbot* OR avatar OR dialog* system OR “virtual … Quro: Facilitating User Symptom Check Using a Personalised Chatbot-Oriented Dialogue System … Dialogue Systems and Conversational Agents for Patients with Dementia: The Human …

USING A MULTILINGUAL CHATBOT FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRACTICE.
M Vanjani, M Aiken, M Park – Issues in Information Systems, 2020 – iacis.org
… These virtual humans are available at any time, and learners might be more motivated to practice with them (Jia & Chen, 2008) … Researchers have recognized that multilingual dialogue systems can assist with learning and teaching (Kerly, et al., 2007; Kerry, et al …

Proactive Natural Language Processing: Addressing Terminology Disparity and Team Coalescence
DM Davis, M Rosenberg, MC Davis… – the Proceedings of the …, 2020 – hpc-educ.org
… of the work centers on human behavior and a new area “Virtual Human Behavior.” These … Virtually all of the work involving Virtual Humans reported in this paper came from a … Sagae, K., Traum, DR, & Rizzo, AA “A Mixed-initiative Conversational Dialogue System for Healthcare …

History-Aware Question Answering in a Blocks World Dialogue System
B Kane, G Platonov, LK Schubert – arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.12501, 2020 – arxiv.org
… In par- ticular, many such dialogue systems lack episodic memory – historical recall of earlier discourse and … Perera, I., Allen, J., Teng, CM, Galescu, L.: A situated dialogue system for learn- ing … S., Ali, M., Smith, T., Schubert, L., Hoque, M.: The LISSA virtual human and ASD teens …

Humaine: Human multi-agent immersive negotiation competition
RR Divekar, H Su, JO Kephart, MG DeBayser… – Extended Abstracts of …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… 2003. Virtual Humans in the Mission Rehearsal Exercise System. Ki 17, 4 (2003), 5 … [24] Hatim Khouzaimi, Romain Laroche, and Fabrice Lefèvre. 2016. Reinforcement Learning for Turn-Taking Management in Incremental Spoken Dialogue Systems.. In IJCAI. 2831–2837 …

Supporting an Online Investigation of User Interaction with an XAIP Agent
A Lindsay, B Craenen… – ICAPS 2020 …, 2020 – icaps20subpages.icaps-conference …
… Biometric and behavioural measures (eg, facial ex- pressions and galvanic skin response) were analysed in con- junction with subjective, self-report measures of confidence combined with additional perceptions of a virtual human during the interactions …

The individual dynamics of affective expression on social media
M Pellert, S Schweighofer, D Garcia – EPJ Data Science, 2020 – epjds.epj.org
… Page 12. Pellert et al. EPJ Data Science (2020) 9:1 Page 12 of 14 ing technologies [57]. For example, facial expressions of virtual humans can be simulated with our model [58], and dialog systems can provide plausible emotion dynamics with the appropriate parameters [59] …

Medical instructed real-time assistant for patient with glaucoma and diabetic conditions
UU Rehman, DJ Chang, Y Jung, U Akhtar… – Applied Sciences, 2020 – mdpi.com
… Virtual human interviewers are becoming popular due to anonymity and rapport building that supports posttraumatic stress disorder patients. Lucus et al., proposed a virtual human interviewer, which conducts an interview with …

Predicting ratings of real dialogue participants from artificial data and ratings of human dialogue observers
K Georgila, C Gordon, V Yanov, D Traum – Proceedings of The 12th …, 2020 – aclweb.org
… Our goal is to develop dialogue quality evaluation functions to predict ratings of real users interacting with a dialogue system … When deploying dialogue systems typically we collect dialogues from real users but not their ratings, as it would be very disruptive to the users if we …

Technical metrics used to evaluate health care Chatbots: Scoping review
A Abd-Alrazaq, Z Safi, M Alajlani, J Warren… – Journal of medical …, 2020 – jmir.org
Journal of Medical Internet Research – International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet.

Smart conversational agents for the detection of neuropsychiatric disorders: A systematic review
MR Pacheco-Lorenzo… – Journal of Biomedical …, 2020 – Elsevier
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Modelling Situation-Aware Formalism Using BDI Reasoning Agents
K Saleem, HMU Haque – Context-Aware Systems and Applications, and …, 2020 – Springer
… van Oijen, J., van Doesburg, W., Dignum, F.: Goal-based communication using BDI agents as virtual humans in training: an ontology driven dialogue system. In: Dignum, F. (ed.) AGS 2010. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 6525, pp. 38–52. Springer, Heidelberg (2011) …

Embodiment matters: toward culture-specific robotized counselling
E Sakurai, K Kurashige, S Tsuruta, Y Sakurai… – Journal of Reliable …, 2020 – Springer
In this paper, we propose adding the traditional Japanese nodding behavior to the repertoire of social movements to be used in the context of human–r.

A Multi-level Framework for Understanding Spoken Dialogue Using Topic Detection
AP Valenti, R Thielstrom, F Gervits, M Gold, D Egolf… – hrilab.tufts.edu
… Figure 1: Typical spoken dialogue system … 1 Introduction Humans use Spoken Dialogue Systems (SDSs) to interact with intelligent agents using speech- based natural language (De Mori, 1997; Zue and Glass, 2000; Jokinen and McTear, 2009) …

Wow, You Are Terrible at This! An Intercultural Study on Virtual Agents Giving Mixed Feedback
I Wang, L Buchweitz, J Smith, LS Bornholdt… – Proceedings of the 20th …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… Traditional dialogue systems already enable natural user interaction by allowing users to speak and converse with a computer through natural … WORK Embodied Conversational Agents [10], or ECAs, are systems that pair the natural speech interface of a dialogue system with a …

Multimodal Interaction: Correlates of Learners’ Metacognitive Skill Training Negotiation Experience
D Spiliotopoulos, E Makri, C Vassilakis, D Margaris – Information, 2020 – mdpi.com
… a) to extend previous evidence regarding ECA functional interaction (negotiation training) abilities [27] (ie, macrolevel; dialogue system performance), (b … and community-associated attitudes and skills across human-to-human (face-to-face) and human-to-virtual (human-to-agent …

A Virtual Conversational Agent for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Experimental Results and Design Lessons
MR Ali, SZ Razavi, R Langevin, A Al Mamun… – Proceedings of the 20th …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… [10] D. DeVault, R. Artstein, G. Benn, T. Dey, E. Fast, et al. Simsensei kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for healthcare decision support … [12] S. Razavi, M. Ali, L. Smith, T.and Schubert, and M. Hoque. The lissa virtual human and asd teens: An overview of initial experiments …

Conversational Systems Research in Spain: A Scientometric Approach
D Griol Barres, Z Callejas Carrión – 2020 – digibug.ugr.es
… OR Solvemate OR “spoken dialog system” OR “spoken dialogue system” OR “spoken dialog systems” OR “spoken dialogue systems” OR “spoken humancomputer interaction” OR “spoken question answering” OR “spoken virtual agents” OR “spoken virtual human toolkit” OR …

Pedagogical Agents as Virtual Tutors
HRO Aguirre – Virtual Reality Designs, 2020 – books.google.com
… Dialogue systems mostly deploy the following natural language preprocessing tasks: sentence detection, co-resolution … is responsible for coordinating the flow of the conversation in a dialogue system … In finite state-based dialog systems, the flow of the dialogue is specified …

An interdisciplinary research
D Jiménez, JL Pro, FJ Salguero… – … fragmentation for a new …, 2020 – books.google.com
… try to solve certain under- lying problems that arise when designing a Dialogue System (DS … Dialogue Systems are defined as computer programs that accept as input speech acts that may … teach and improve student’s level, the computer area is looking to create a virtual human …

Human behaviour in multimodal interaction: main effects of civic action and interpersonal and problem-solving skills
E Makri, D Spiliotopoulos, C Vassilakis… – Journal of Ambient …, 2020 – Springer
… This work reports on the results of the user-system evaluation sessions involving 41 participants before and after interaction with the system, integrating macro- (dialogue system performance) and micro- (metacognitive-related and individual- and community-level-related …

Am I Asking It Properly? Designing and Evaluating Interview Chatbots to Improve Elicitation in an Ethical Way
X Han – Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… dialogue system: An empirical study of unsupervised evaluation metrics for dialogue response generation. arXiv preprint arXiv:1603.08023 (2016). [6] Gale M Lucas, Jonathan Gratch, Aisha King, and Louis-Philippe Morency. 2014. It’s only a computer: Virtual humans increase …

Studying with the Help of Digital Tutors: Design Aspects of Conversational Agents that Influence the Learning Process
N Wellnhammer, M Dolata, S Steigler… – Proceedings of the 53rd …, 2020 – 128.171.57.22
… a self-learning agent refers to an initially corpus-based data-driven dialogue system that is … this distinction when they investigated the voice effect without the presence of a virtual human … and Schroeder’s findings [2, 3] were collected in the context of virtual humans narrating the …

Feasibility and usability of MentorPal, a framework for rapid development of virtual mentors
BD Nye, DM Davis, SZ Rizvi, K Carr… – Journal of Research …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
… Virtual humans as mentors … Dialog classifier optimization. The quality of the dialog system was tested formatively and revised, using a combination of machine learning metrics (eg, cross-validation, test sets) and formative user testing …

Consumer decisions with artificially intelligent voice assistants
BGC Dellaert, SB Shu, TA Arentze, T Baker, K Diehl… – Marketing Letters, 2020 – Springer
… 2019a; Raveendhran and Fast 2019b). Lucas et al. (2014) found that people tend to disclose more personal information to virtual humans, in the form of a computer avatar, than to actual humans. The awareness that AIVAs are …

Artificial Intelligent Virtual Assistant for Plastic Surgery Patient’s Frequently Asked Questions: A Pilot Study
D Boczar, A Sisti, JD Oliver, H Helmi… – Annals of plastic …, 2020 – journals.lww.com
Background Artificial Intelligent Virtual Assistants (AIVA) is a segment of artificial intelligenc.

An agent-based model of opinion polarization driven by emotions
F Schweitzer, T Krivachy, D Garcia – Complexity, 2020 – hindawi.com
We provide an agent-based model to explain the emergence of collective opinions not based on feedback between different opinions, but based on emotional interactions between agents. The driving variable is the emotional state of agents, characterized by their valence, quantifying …

Accessibility and acceptability of voice assistants for people with acquired brain injury
A Malapaschas – ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… 10. Lucas, GM et al. 2017. Reporting Mental Health Symptoms: Breaking Down Barriers to Care with Virtual Human Interviewers. Frontiers in Robotics and AI … 2009. Reducing working memory load in spoken dialogue systems. Interacting with Computers. 21, 4 (2009), 276–287 …

Conversational Error Analysis in Human-Agent Interaction
D Aneja, D McDuff, M Czerwinski – Proceedings of the 20th ACM …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… Each task described a scenario that the participant discussed with the agent. Our intent-based open-ended dialogue system differs from a typical task-based dialogue system as the interaction’s granularity is very coarse, resulting in free-form human-agent dialogue …

A framework to co-optimize task and social dialogue policies using Reinforcement Learning
F Pecune, S Marsella – Proceedings of the 20th ACM International …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… User simula- tors can hence be used to teach RL-based agents to adapt towards different types of users. The dialogue system presented in [8] is for example able to learn different dialogue strategies for younger and older simulated users …

Transforming Heritage Crafts to engaging digital experiences
N Partarakis, X Zabulis, M Antona… – Visual Computing for …, 2020 – Springer
… possible through multimodal dialog systems, which extend common speech dialog systems with additional … M, Clark RE (2011) Interpersonal and leadership skills: using virtual humans to teach … Xu Y, Rizzo A, Morency LP (2014) SimSensei Kiosk: a virtual human interviewer for …

Empathy framework for embodied conversational agents
ÖN Yalç?n – Cognitive Systems Research, 2020 – Elsevier
… behavior. Sensitive Artificial Listener (SAL) (Schroder et al., 2012) is a multimodal dialogue system that is capable of nonverbal interaction based on speech, head movement and facial expressions of the user. This important …

Agent Dialogue: A Platform for Conversational Information Seeking Experimentation
A Czyzewski, J Dalton, A Leuski – … of the 43rd International ACM SIGIR …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… Facebook [11]. ParlAI is a Python platform that encompasses all aspects of training and testing dialogue system models. However … al. 2014. SimSensei Kiosk: A Virtual Human Interviewer for Healthcare Decision Support. In Proceedings …

The Effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence Conversational Agents in Health Care: Systematic Review
M Milne-Ives, C de Cock, E Lim, MH Shehadeh… – Journal of Medical …, 2020 – jmir.org
Journal of Medical Internet Research – International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet.

Intelligent Blended Agents: Reality–Virtuality Interaction with Artificially Intelligent Embodied Virtual Humans
S Schmidt, O Ariza, F Steinicke – Multimodal Technologies and …, 2020 – mdpi.com
… Intelligent Blended Agents: Reality–Virtuality Interaction with Artificially Intelligent Embodied Virtual Humans … In this condition, participants reported a higher sense of co-presence and physicality, as well as higher expectations regarding the virtual human’s abilities. Lee et al …

Affective and Human-Like Virtual Agents
B Budnarain – 2020 – uwspace.uwaterloo.ca
… From an alternative perspective, dialogue systems can be viewed as intelligent virtual assistive … of artificial virtual humans, we were able to simulate emotion through verbal and … necessary architectural components enabling the successful integration of a virtual human into the …

The effect of design features on relationship quality with embodied conversational agents: a systematic review
K Loveys, G Sebaratnam, M Sagar… – International Journal of …, 2020 – Springer
… An embodied conversational agent (ECA) is a computer-based dialogue system with a virtual embodiment (full body or face-only) that typically interacts with people using multimodal communication cues (eg speech, text, animated facial expressions or gestures) [1]. ECAs are …

Council of Coaches in Virtual Reality
T Petersen – 2020 – essay.utwente.nl
… Figure 8: ASAP (men) and GRETA (women) ECAs in one scene _____ 20 Figure 9: Examples of generated Virtual Humans called NEONS [19] _____ 20 … The easiest type of chatbots are dialogue systems like ELIZA, but with the …

Inculcating Metacognition and Critical Thinking: Pedagogical Infrastructures Employing Virtual Humans
DM Davis, FJ Stassi, MC Davis, KJ Ristuccia – hpc-educ.org
… There have been advances in the responsiveness of virtual humans, the two-way transmissions … To have defense utility, training a “virtual human” should be orders of magnitude … to perform well in applications like natural language translation and in facilitating dialogue systems …

Intrapersonal dependencies in multimodal behavior
PA Blomsma, GM Linders, J Vaitonyte… – Proceedings of the 20th …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… KEYWORDS Embodied Conversational Agents, Verbal and nonverbal coordi- nation, Spoken Dialog Systems, Conversational Behavior Models, Cross-recurrence … These results can be used by agent developers to increase the multimodal realism of their dialogue systems …

Thermal infrared imaging-based affective computing and its application to facilitate human robot interaction: a review
C Filippini, D Perpetuini, D Cardone, AM Chiarelli… – Applied Sciences, 2020 – mdpi.com
Over recent years, robots are increasingly being employed in several aspects of modern society. Among others, social robots have the potential to benefit education, healthcare, and tourism. To achieve this purpose, robots should be able to engage humans, recognize users’ emotions …

Report from the NSF Future Directions Workshop, Toward user-oriented agents: Research directions and challenges
M Eskenazi, T Zhao – arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.06026, 2020 – arxiv.org
… The evaluation of traditional task-oriented dialog systems has focused on objective measures of the quality of system components, task success, and user satisfaction as measured in post-use ques- tionnaires (Walker et al., 1997) …

If I Hear You Correctly: Building and Evaluating Interview Chatbots with Active Listening Skills
Z Xiao, MX Zhou, W Chen, H Yang, C Chi – Proceedings of the 2020 CHI …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. If I Hear You Correctly: Building and Evaluating Interview Chatbots with Active Listening Skills Ziang Xiao1*, Michelle X. Zhou2, Wenxi Chen3, Huahai Yang3, Changyan Chi3** 1zxiao5@illinois.edu, University of Illinois …

Investigating Human Response, Behaviour, and Preference in Joint-Task Interaction
A Lindsay, B Craenen, S Dalzel-Job, RL Hill… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
… This will allow us to better understand the user’s experiences and preferences, and enable us to analyse their perception of the virtual humans … 2020) for more details), with the map in the centre and the virtual human and user feed presented on the left …

Human swarm interaction using plays, audibles, and a virtual spokesperson
P Chaffey, R Artstein, K Georgila… – … Learning for Multi …, 2020 – spiedigitallibrary.org
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BERT in Negotiations: Early Prediction of Buyer-Seller Negotiation Outcomes
K Chawla, G Lucas, J Gratch, J May – arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.02363, 2020 – arxiv.org
… 2015. Negotiation as a challenge problem for virtual humans. In International Con- ference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pages 201–215. Springer … Mare Koit. 2018. How people negotiate? from the anal- ysis of a dialogue corpus to a dialogue system …

Achieving affective human–virtual agent communication by enabling virtual agents to imitate positive expressions
T Numata, H Sato, Y Asa, T Koike, K Miyata… – Scientific reports, 2020 – nature.com
Affective communication, communicating with emotion, during face-to-face communication is critical for social interaction. Advances in artificial intelligence have made it essential to develop affective human–virtual agent communication. A person’s belief during human–virtual agent …

The Impact of Implicit Information Exchange in Human-agent Negotiations
E Johnson, J Gratch – Proceedings of the 20th ACM International …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… 10, pp. 185-195, 2007. [6] J. Gratch, D. Devault, G. Lucas, and S. Marsella, “Negotiation as a Challenge Problem for Virtual Humans.” IVA2015, Delft, The Netherlands, 2015 … [11] Z. Nazari, G. Lucas, and J. Gratch, “Opponent Modeling for Virtual Human Negotiators.” IVA2015 …

Exploring Gaze Behaviour and Perceived Personality Traits
K Ijuin, K Jokinen – International Conference on Human-Computer …, 2020 – Springer
… knowledge, communicate experiences, and create social linkages [1, 2, 3]. Also turn-taking is commonly coordinated by gaze [4, 5]. In virtual human and human … In: Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones – Putting Spoken Dialog Systems into Practice, pp …

Conversational agents in health care: Scoping review and conceptual analysis
LT Car, DA Dhinagaran, BM Kyaw… – Journal of medical …, 2020 – qa-jmir.jmir.org
Background: Conversational agents, also known as chatbots, are computer programs designed to simulate human text or verbal conversations. They are increasingly used in a range of fields, including health care. By enabling better accessibility, personalization, and efficiency …

Estimating the Intensity of Facial Expressions Accompanying Feedback Responses in Multiparty Video-Mediated Communication
R Ueno, YI Nakano, J Zeng, F Nihei – Proceedings of the 2020 …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… 7]. They also proposed to generate listener behaviors, such as gaze, head motions, and facial expression in multiparty set- tings where there may be several virtual humans interacting with … This model was implemented in a dialogue system to generate feedback in real-time [31] …

Voice-based Conversational Agents for the Prevention and Management of Chronic and Mental Conditions: A Systematic Literature Review
C Bérubé, T Schachner, R Keller, E Fleisch… – JMIR Preprints 30/11 …, 2020 – cocoa.ethz.ch
… the lack of agreement on the terminology [6], we will refer to VCAs to indicate the broad technology of dialogue systems interacting with … Articles were excluded if they (1) involved any form of animation or visual representation, eg, embodied agents, virtual humans, or robots, (2 …

Spoken Language Interaction with Robots: Research Issues and Recommendations, Report from the NSF Future Directions Workshop
M Marge, C Espy-Wilson, N Ward – arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.05533, 2020 – arxiv.org
… it easier for newcomers to get started, in the form of accessible robotic platforms that come coupled with accessible spoken dialogue systems … have been successfully used in robots, including InproTK, OpenDial, IrisTK, DIARC, RETICO, Plato, and the ICT Virtual Human Toolkit …

I Hear You, I Feel You: Encouraging Deep Self-disclosure through a Chatbot
YC Lee, N Yamashita, Y Huang, W Fu – … of the 2020 CHI conference on …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. CHI 2020 Paper CHI 2020, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA “I Hear You, I Feel You”: Encouraging Deep Self-disclosure through a Chatbot Yi-Chieh Lee1 2, Naomi Yamashita2, Yun Huang1, Wai Fu1 1University …

Wearable Sensor-Based Sign Language Recognition: A Comprehensive Review
K Kudrinko, E Flavin, X Zhu, Q Li – IEEE Reviews in Biomedical …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. 1937-3333 (c) 2020 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 …

Whom would you like to talk with? exploring conversational agents for children’s linguistic assessment
M Spitale, S Silleresi, G Cosentino, F Panzeri… – Proceedings of the …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… A Conversational Agent (CA), or dialogue system, is a software program able to interact through natural language … c) Human (Fig.1(c)). This was the virtual human case, in which the audio-video tele-conferencing system provided real-time playback of the human, despite being …

Analysis of Mood Changes and Facial Expressions during Cognitive Behavior Therapy through a Virtual Agent
K Shidara, H Tanaka, H Adachi, D Kanayama… – … Publication of the 2020 …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… This result is expected to make an important contribution to the research of dialogue systems that recognize facial movements as well as to the basic research of human facial expression analysis … SimSensei Kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for healthcare decision support …

Chatbot for Peer Support Realization based on Mutual Care
A Yorita, S Egerton, C Chan… – 2020 IEEE Symposium …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Prior to deep learning, dialogue systems often used POMDP [13], but recently, Seq2seq is often used … T.Dey, E.Fast, A.Gainer, G.Lucas, SimSensei Kiosk: A virtual human interviewer for … M.Gašiü, B.Thomson, JDWilliams, Pomdp-based statistical spoken dialog systems: A review …

Theory: Foundations of Quality in Natural and Synthesized Speech
B Weiss – Talker Quality in Human and Machine Interaction, 2020 – Springer
… Such virtual humans that have the capability of spoken (and nonverbal) interaction are also referred to as embodied conversational agents … At least, compared to pure spoken dialog systems, ECAs can facilitate interaction [88], as human processing benefits from multimodal …

Can Prediction of Turn-management Willingness Improve Turn-changing Modeling?
R Ishii, X Ren, M Muszynski, LP Morency – Proceedings of the 20th ACM …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. Can Prediction of Turn-management Willingness Improve Turn-changing Modeling? Ryo Ishii? rishii@andrew.cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Xutong Ren? xutongr@cs.cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA …

Predicting Depression in Screening Interviews from Latent Categorization of Interview Prompts
A Rinaldi, JEF Tree, S Chaturvedi – … of the 58th Annual Meeting of the …, 2020 – aclweb.org
Page 1. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 7–18 July 5 – 10, 2020. c 2020 Association for Computational Linguistics 7 Predicting Depression in Screening Interviews from Latent Categorization of Interview Prompts …

Objective Prediction of Social Skills Level for Automated Social Skills Training Using Audio and Text Information
T Saga, H Tanaka, H Iwasaka… – Companion Publication of …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… Tanaka et al. automated the SST process by a computer system using a multi-modal dialogue system with an embodied conversational agent [20] … 2014. SimSensei Kiosk: A Virtual Human Interviewer for Healthcare Decision Support …

It’s Time to Personalise the Voice
D Kearns – 2020 – scss.tcd.ie
… In academia, the goal is to produce a Spoken Dialogue System. This is a term used in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to describe voice technology that perfectly satisfies the user’s experience. The requirements for Spoken Dialogue Systems are: user satisfaction, quality of …

Dialogue-based simulation for cultural awareness training
S Adewole, E Gharavi, B Shpringer, M Bolger… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
… C. Data collection Data-driven dialogue systems have mostly relied on Wizard- of-Oz (WOz) [25] or role play simulation [26] methods to gather data. The collected data is then used to train a natural language understanding model to recognize users’ input to the system …

Can You be More Social? Injecting Politeness and Positivity into Task-Oriented Conversational Agents
YC Wang, A Papangelis, R Wang, Z Feizollahi… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
Page 1. Can You be More Social? Injecting Politeness and Positivity into Task-Oriented Conversational Agents Yi-Chia Wang Uber AI yichia.wang@gmail.com Alexandros Papangelis Uber AI al3x.papangelis@gmail.com Runze Wang Uber AI ernuzwang@gmail.com …

Embedding Conversational Agents into AR: Invisible or with a Realistic Human Body?
J Reinhardt, L Hillen, K Wolf – Proceedings of the Fourteenth …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… These embodied conversational agents are dialog systems that provide a visual representation of the agent in addition to the natural lan- guage interface … investigated the negative effects of the Uncanny Valley on the facial char- acteristics of virtual human faces [29, 30] …

A Systematic Identification of Pedagogical Conversational Agents
LN Paschoal, AL Krassmann, FB Nunes… – 2020 IEEE Frontiers …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… In particular, one type of AI application that is gaining more and more space in the community and industry is conversational agents, also known as chatbots or dialogue systems … dialogue system pedagogical agent virtual agent virtual assistant education teach pedagogic learn …

“I’m Here for You”: Can Social Chatbots Truly Support Their Users? A Literature Review
MMC van Wezel, EAJ Croes, ML Antheunis – International Workshop on …, 2020 – Springer
… Because research on chatbots exists in several fields, each with their own terminology [48], relevant literature was found by the use of the following search term: (“social chatbot” OR “dialogue system” OR “conversational agent” OR “virtual assistant”) AND (“social support” OR …

Conversational Scaffolding: An Analogy-based Approach to Response Prioritization in Open-domain Dialogs.
W Myers, T Etchart, N Fulda – ICAART (2), 2020 – gsc.npa.mybluehost.me
Page 1. Conversational Scaffolding: An Analogy-Based Approach to Response Prioritization in Open-Domain Dialogs Will Myers1, Tyler Etchart1 and Nancy Fulda2 1Perception, Control and Cognition Laboratory, Brigham Young …

Talker Quality in Human and Machine Interaction
B Weiss – 2020 – Springer
Page 1. T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services Benjamin Weiss Talker Quality in Human and Machine Interaction Modeling the Listener’s Perspective in Passive and Interactive Scenarios Page 2. T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services Series editors …

Simulating the Effects of Social Presence on Trust, Privacy Concerns & Usage Intentions in Automated Bots for Finance
M Ng, KPL Coopamootoo, E Toreini… – 2020 IEEE European …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. Simulating the Effects of Social Presence on Trust, Privacy Concerns & Usage Intentions in Automated Bots for Finance Magdalene Ng1*, Kovila PL Coopamootoo1*, Ehsan Toreini1, Mhairi Aitken2, Karen Elliot2, Aad …

Smiling and use of first-name by a healthcare receptionist robot: Effects on user perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours
DL Johanson, HS Ahn, CJ Sutherland… – Paladyn, Journal of …, 2020 – degruyter.com
Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation Publications. Subjects. Architecture and Design Arts Asian and Pacific Studies Business and Economics Chemistry Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Computer Sciences Cultural …

Synthetic Perception and Decision-making for Autonomous Virtual Humans in Virtual Reality Applications
HRO Aguirre, D Thalmann – Virtual Reality Designs, 2020 – books.google.com
… Virtual characters can move while avoiding obstacles, as well as manipulate arbitrarily-shaped objects, regardless of Page 80. Synthetic Perception and Decision-making for Autonomous Virtual Humans 69 Fig. 7: A virtual human grasping objects with various shapes …

Effect of behavioral realism on social interactions inside collaborative virtual environments
F Herrera, SY Oh, JN Bailenson – PRESENCE: Virtual and Augmented …, 2020 – MIT Press
… social and behavioral expectations are violated and result in negative interactions. The same expectation of behavioral realism occurs with virtual humans (Blascovich, 2002). An avatar that looks human, is expected to behave as …

Achieving affective human–virtual agent communication by enabling virtual agents to imitate positive expressions
N Takashi, S Hiroki, A Yasuhiro… – Scientific Reports …, 2020 – search.proquest.com
Page 1. 1 Scientific RepoRtS | (2020) 10:5977 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62870- 7 www.nature.com/scientificreports Achieving affective human–virtual agent communication by enabling virtual agents to imitate positive expressions …

An Analysis of Use Intention of Pet Disease Consultation Chatbot
DH Huang, HE Chueh – 2020 The 4th International Conference on E …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… [15] Hoermann, S., McCabe, KL, Milne, DN, & Calvo, RA, (2017) “Application of Synchronous Text-Based Dialogue Systems in Mental Health Interventions … 22, pp377-386. [25] Philip, P., Micoulaud-Franchi, J., & Sagaspe, P., (2017) “Virtual human as a new diagnostic tool, a …

Social glasses: Simulating interactive gaze for visually impaired people in face-to-face communication
S Qiu, J Hu, T Han, H Osawa… – International Journal of …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
… Kang, Feng, Leuski, Casas, and Shapiro (2015) examined users’ reactions to a virtual human, based on four conditions: (1) animation based on a statistical model while listening, (2) animation with a constant mutual gaze, (3) static image, and (4) no image …

Value co-creation in smart services: a functional affordances perspective on smart personal assistants
R Knote, A Janson, M Söllner… – Journal of the …, 2020 – alexandria.unisg.ch
Page 1. Value Co-Creation in Smart Services: A Functional Affordances Perspective on Smart Personal Assistants* Robin Knote1, Andreas Janson1, Matthias Söllner2, Jan Marco Leimeister1,3 University of Kassel 1 Information …

A Semantic Mixed Reality Framework for Shared Cultural Experiences Ecosystems
C Vassilakis, K Kotis, D Spiliotopoulos… – Big Data and Cognitive …, 2020 – mdpi.com
This paper presents SemMR, a semantic framework for modelling interactions between human and non-human entities and managing reusable and optimized cultural experiences, towards a shared cultural experience ecosystem that might seamlessly accommodate mixed reality …

Development of Conversational Deliberative Agents Driven by Personality via Fuzzy Outranking Relations
XS Delgado-Hernández… – International Journal of …, 2020 – Springer
Page 1. Development of Conversational Deliberative Agents Driven by Personality via Fuzzy Outranking Relations Xochitl Samantha Delgado-Hernández1 • Mar?a Lucila Morales-Rodriguez1 • Nelson Rangel-Valdez2 • Laura Cruz-Reyes1 • Jorge Castro-Rivera1 …

Virtual agents as supporting media for scientific presentations
T Bickmore, E Kimani, A Shamekhi, P Murali… – Journal on Multimodal …, 2020 – Springer
… 28]. Several computational models have been developed to enable humans to engage in conversational turn-taking with dialogue systems, virtual agents, and robots using automated recognition and production of these cues …

Interpreting and Generating Gestures with Embodied Human Computer Interactions
J Pustejovsky, N Krishnaswamy, R Beveridge… – openreview.net
… 2006. Visual perception, language and gesture: A model for their understanding in multimodal dialogue systems. Signal Processing 86, 12 (2006), 3578–3595 … 2006. Situated interaction with a virtual human perception, action, and cognition. Situat Commun 166 (2006), 287 …

Development of computational models of emotions: A software engineering perspective
E Osuna, LF Rodríguez, JO Gutierrez-Garcia… – Cognitive Systems …, 2020 – Elsevier
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Turn-taking in Conversational Systems and Human-Robot Interaction: A Review
G Skantze – Computer Speech & Language, 2020 – Elsevier

A smartphone-based health care chatbot to promote self-management of chronic pain (SELMA): pilot randomized controlled trial
S Hauser-Ulrich, H Künzli… – JMIR mHealth and …, 2020 – mhealth.jmir.org
Mobile and tablet apps, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, wearable computing and domotics for health.

A Framework for Human-Technology Social Systems: The Role of Inter-Personal Interactions
M Lohani, EG Poitras, C Stokes – Examining Multiple Intelligences …, 2020 – igi-global.com
Page 1. 281 Copyright © 2020, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. Chapter 14 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0249-5.ch014 ABSTRACT Advancements …

Dynamic Emotional Language Adaptation in Multiparty Interactions with Agents
B Irfan, A Narayanan, J Kennedy – Proceedings of the 20th ACM …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. Dynamic Emotional Language Adaptation in Multiparty Interactions with Agents Bahar Irfan? bahar.irfan@plymouth.ac.uk CRNS, University of Plymouth Plymouth, UK Anika Narayanan nika.s.narayanan@disney.com …

Virtual Reality Therapy for Social Phobia: A Scoping Review
E Salehi, M Mehrabi, F Fatehi… – Studies in health …, 2020 – research.monash.edu
… 25(6): p. 763-70. [22] Morina, N., et al., Sense of presence and anxiety during virtual social interactions between human and virtual humans. PeerJ, 2014. 2: p. e337. [23] Brinkman, W.-P., et al., A virtual reality dialogue system for the treatment of social phobia. 2012: ACM …

Toward genuine robot teammates: Improving human-robot team performance using robot shared mental models
F Gervits, D Thurston, R Thielstrom, T Fong… – Proceedings of the 19th …, 2020 – ifaamas.org
Page 1. Toward Genuine Robot Teammates: Improving Human-Robot Team Performance Using Robot Shared Mental Models Felix Gervits Tufts University Medford, MA felix.gervits@tufts.edu Dean Thurston Tufts University Medford, MA Dean.Thurston@tufts.edu …

MARSSI: Model of Appraisal, Regulation, and Social Signal Interpretation
SIA Track, P Gebhard, T Schneeberger, T Baur… – opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de
Page 1. MARSSI: Model of Appraisal, Regulation, and Social Signal Interpretation Socially Interactive Agents Track Patrick Gebhard German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence Saarbrücken, Germany patrick.gebhard@dfki.de …

A design framework to create Artificial Intelligence Coaches.
N Terblanche – … Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & …, 2020 – search.ebscohost.com
… Various terms are used to describe chatbots, including conversational agents, talkbots, dialogue systems, chatterbots, machine conversation systems and virtual agents (Saarem, 2016; Saenz, Burgess, Gustitis, Mena, & Sasangohar, 2017) …

Novel Computational Linguistic Measures, Dialogue System and the Development of SOPHIE: Standardized Online Patient for Healthcare Interaction Education
MR Ali, T Sen, B Kane, S Bose, TM Carroll… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
Page 1. 111 Novel Computational Linguistic Measures, Dialogue System and the Development of SOPHIE: Standardized Online Patient for Healthcare Interaction Education … Interaction Education • 111:13 6.2 Dialogue System …

Creating intelligent virtual patients for simulation-based pharmacy education through human-centred conversation modelling
J Jackson, S Park – International Journal of Smart …, 2020 – inderscienceonline.com
Page 1. 96 Int. J. Smart Technology and Learning, Vol. 2, Nos. 2/3, 2020 Copyright © 2020 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Creating intelligent virtual patients for simulation- based pharmacy education through human-centred conversation modelling Joshua Jackson …

Conversational AI: Dialogue Systems, Conversational Agents, and Chatbots
M McTear – Synthesis Lectures on Human Language …, 2020 – morganclaypool.com
… Chapter 4 looks at the question of how to evaluate a dialogue system, beginning with a comparison of laboratory-based evaluations and those conducted in more realistic settings. Until recently, task-oriented dialogue systems have been the focus of academic research and also …

Muse: a multimodal dataset of stressed emotion
M Jaiswal, CP Bara, Y Luo, M Burzo… – Proceedings of The …, 2020 – aclweb.org
Page 1. Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020), pages 1499–1510 Marseille, 11–16 May 2020 c European Language Resources Association (ELRA), licensed under CC-BY-NC 1499 …

? Semantic Mixed Reality Framework for Shared Cultural Experiences Ecosystems
C Vassilakis, K Kotis, D Spiliotopoulos, D Margaris… – environments – lsv.uni-saarland.de
… Agent-based systems are developed for simulating (virtual) human behaviour in a variety of disciplines, from knowledge building in collaborative online communities, like wikis [31,32] to task assignment in crowd work environments [33–35] to the way people select which …

Evaluating machines by their real-world language use
R Zellers, A Holtzman, E Clark, L Qin, A Farhadi… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
Page 1. Evaluating Machines by their Real-World Language Use Rowan Zellers* Ari Holtzman* Elizabeth Clark* Lianhui Qin* Ali Farhadi* Yejin Choi*? *Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of …

A Conversational Movie Recommender System
J Habib – 2020 – uis.brage.unit.no
… 7 2.1.2 Non-Goal-Driven Dialogue Systems (Chatbots) . . . . 8 2.1.3 Dialogue Systems vs. Conversational AI . . . . . 11 2.2 The Dialogue-System Architecture . . . . . 12 2.2.1 Natural Language Understanding (NLU) …

Alexa as coach: Leveraging smart speakers to build social agents that reduce public speaking anxiety
J Wang, H Yang, R Shao, S Abdullah… – Proceedings of the 2020 …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. CHI 2020 Paper CHI 2020, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA Alexa as Coach: Leveraging Smart Speakers to Build Social Agents that Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety Jinping Wang Hyun Yang Ruosi Shao Media …

Ethical Considerations of Chatbot Use for Mental Health Support
T Sepahpour – 2020 – jscholarship.library.jhu.edu
… as a Bright Spot of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations From the Virtual Frontlines”, by J. Olayiwola, C. Magaña, A. Harmon, S. Nair, E. Esposito, C. Harsh, L. Forrest, and R. Wexler, JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2020, 6. 38 From “Dialog Systems and Chatbots …

Beyond robotic speech: mutual benefits to cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence from the joint study of multimodal communication
B Grzyb, G Vigliocco – 2020 – psyarxiv.com
… Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2009, pp. 76–89. [13] K. Bergmann, S. Kopp, and F. Eyssel. “Individualized Gesturing Outperforms Average Gesturing – Evaluating Gesture Production in Virtual Humans”. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents. Ed. by J. Allbeck et al …

Challenges in building intelligent open-domain dialog systems
M Huang, X Zhu, J Gao – ACM Transactions on Information Systems …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… There is a short review on deep retrieval-based dialogue systems [10] where the authors dis … To make an engaging conversation, the dialog system needs to produce contentful, interesting, and interpersonal … Challenges in Building Intelligent Open-domain Dialog Systems 21:11 …

Learning Icelandic in Virtual Reykjavik: Simulating real-life conversations with embodied conversational agents using multimodal clarification requests
B Bédi – 2020 – opinvisindi.is
… 72 2.3.4 Multimodal Grounding in Face-to-Face Interaction….. 76 2.3.5 Simulating Real World Scenarios in Training Situations with Virtual Humans….. 79 2.4 The Use of Clarification Requests by Embodied Conversational Agents ….. 82 …

The impact of chatbot conversational skill on engagement and perceived humanness
RM Schuetzler, GM Grimes… – Journal of Management …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
Conversational agents (CAs)—frequently operationalized as chatbots—are computer systems that leverage natural language processing to engage in conversations with human users. CAs are often operatio…

REFORM: Recognizing F-formations for Social Robots
H Hedayati, A Muehlbradt, DJ Szafir… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2020 – arxiv.org
… I. INTRODUCTION Recent advances in AI, including developments in machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and dialogue systems, are fuelling the development of new so- cially interactive robots …

Toward Genuine Robot Teammates: Coordination Through Dialogue
F Gervits – 2020 – search.proquest.com
… 18 2.2.1 Components of a Spoken Dialogue System . . . . . 18 … 20 2.2.3 Turn-Taking and Speech Overlap in Dialogue Systems . . . . 21 2.3 Chapter Summary … 124 6.3 Dialogue Modeling in the Virtual Human Toolkit . . . . . 125 …

A systematic review of modalities in computer-based interventions (CBIs) for language comprehension and decoding skills of children with autism spectrum disorder …
K Khowaja, SS Salim, A Asemi, S Ghulamani… – Universal Access in the …, 2020 – Springer
This paper presents a systematic review of the literature on the modalities used in computer-based interventions (CBIs) and the impact of using these inter.

Towards Socially Interactive Agents: Learning Generative Models of Social Interactions Via Crowdsourcing
D Feng – 2020 – search.proquest.com
… Dr. Stacy Marsella, Adviser Modeling socially interactive agents (SIAs) has become critical in an increasingly wide range of applications, from large-scale social simulations to the design of embodied virtual humans … social simulations to the design of embodied virtual humans …

Let’s Get Physiological, Physiological! A Systematic Review of Affective Gaming
R Robinson, K Wiley, A Rezaeivahdati… – Proceedings of the …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. “Let’s Get Physiological, Physiological!”: A Systematic Review of Affective Gaming Raquel Robinson raquel.robinson@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada Katelyn Wiley katelyn.wiley@usask …

The colMOOC: Integrating Conversational Agents and Learning Analytics in MOOCs
WP Leader, A Weinberger – colmooc.eu
Page 1. D1.2 CA and LA analysis Page 2. D1.2 CA and LA Analysis colMOOC – Project Number: 588438-EPP-1-2017-1-EL-EPPKA2-KA 1 The colMOOC: Integrating Conversational Agents and Learning Analytics in MOOCs D1.2 –CA and LA Analysis …

Assessing Users’ Mental Status from their Journaling Behavior through Chatbots
M Kawasaki, N Yamashita, YC Lee… – Proceedings of the 20th …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
… 2014. It’s only a computer: Virtual humans increase willing- ness to disclose … 2017. Reporting mental health symptoms: breaking down barriers to care with virtual human interviewers … 2018. An Empirical Study of Self-Disclosure in Spoken Dialogue Systems …

40 years of cognitive architectures: core cognitive abilities and practical applications
I Kotseruba, JK Tsotsos – Artificial Intelligence Review, 2020 – Springer
In this paper we present a broad overview of the last 40 years of research on cognitive architectures. To date, the number of existing architectures has reached several hundred, but most of the…

Accelerators for Artificial Intelligence and High-Performance Computing.
DS Milojicic – IEEE Computer, 2020 – computer.org
Page 16. 14 COMPUTER PUBLISHED BY THE IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY 0018-9162/20© 2020IEEE VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE In this virtual roundtable, we are looking at accelera- tors for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-perfor- mance computing (HPC) …

Feedback strategies on verbal and nonverbal cues to improve communication skills
MR Ali – 2020 – urresearch.rochester.edu
Page 1. Feedback Strategies on Verbal and Nonverbal Cues to Improve Communication Skills By Mohammad Rafayet Ali Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy Supervised by Dr. Ehsan Hoque …

“I just shared your responses” Extending Communication Privacy Management Theory to Interactions with Conversational Agents
S Sannon, B Stoll, D DiFranzo, MF Jung… – Proceedings of the …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. 8 “I just shared your responses”: Extending Communication Privacy Management Theory to Interactions with Conversational Agents SHRUTI SANNON, Cornell University, USA BRETT STOLL, Cornell University, USA …

Designing a Chatbot as a Mediator for Promoting Deep Self-Disclosure to a Real Mental Health Professional
YC Lee, N Yamashita, Y Huang – Proceedings of the ACM on Human …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. 31 Designing a Chatbot as a Mediator for Promoting Deep Self-Disclosure to a Real Mental Health Professional YI-CHIEH LEE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA & NTT Communication Science Labora …

Tell Me About Yourself: Using an AI-Powered Chatbot to Conduct Conversational Surveys with Open-ended Questions
Z Xiao, MX Zhou, QV Liao, G Mark, C Chi… – ACM Transactions on …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. 15 Tell Me About Yourself: Using an AI-Powered Chatbot to Conduct Conversational Surveys with Open-ended Questions ZIANG XIAO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MICHELLE X. ZHOU, Juji. Inc. Q. VERA …

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