How to Talk with WWW Advisor Agents

Nijholt, A. (Keynote speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Description

    In this talk we survey our research on interacting with (embodied)
    agents in WWW accessible virtual environments. The emphasis is on
    interactions with agents that help the user to navigate in the
    information environment, Several approaches are followed: (1) the use
    of commercially available speech recognition software to give
    navigation commands in a WWW accessible virtual environment, (2) the
    use of a (primitive) natural language dialogue system to allow the
    user to get the information about the environment he or she wants, (3)
    the introduction of an agent architecture in which several agents are
    employed to advise the user according to his or her preferences, (4)
    the use of agents that have been equipped with instruction models, and
    (5) the use of agents that employ gaze behavior modelling for dialogue
    turntaking. The talk will be illustrated with several video
    demonstrations of implemented results.
    Period3 Nov 2000
    Event title11th Meeting on Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, CLIN 2000
    Event typeConference
    Conference number11
    LocationTilburg, Netherlands
    Degree of RecognitionInternational