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Automatic Generation of Gaze and Gestures for Dialogues between Embodied Conversational Agents

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Automatic Generation of Gaze and Gestures for Dialogues between Embodied Conversational Agents
In this paper we introduce a system that automatically adds different types of non-verbal behavior to a given dialogue script between two virtual embodied agents. It allows us to transform a dialogue in text format into an agent behavior script enriched by eye gaze and conversational gesture behavior. The agents' gaze behavior is informed by theories of human face-to-face gaze behavior. Gestures are generated based on the analysis of linguistic and contextual information of the input text. The resulting annotated dialogue script is then transformed into the Multimodal Presentation Markup Language for 3D agents (MPML3D), which controls the multi-modal behavior of animated life-like agents, including facial and body animation and synthetic speech. Using our system makes it very easy to add appropriate non-verbal behavior to a given dialogue text, a task that would otherwise be very cumbersome and time consuming. In order to test the quality of gaze generation, we conducted an empiri...
Werner Breitfuss, Helmut Prendinger, Mitsuru Ishiz
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where IJSC
Authors Werner Breitfuss, Helmut Prendinger, Mitsuru Ishizuka
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