A natural language web-based dialogue system with a talking face

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    In this paper we discuss our research on interactions in a virtual theatre that has been built using VRML and therefore can be accessed through Web pages. In the virtual environment we employ two agents. Presently, our WWW-based virtual theatre allows navigation input through keyboard and mouse. In development is a navigation agent that allows speech input. We also have an information agent which allows a natural language dialogue with the system where the input is keyboard-driven and the output is both screen and (speech) synthesizer based. The system's spoken dialogue contribution is presented by visual speech; that is, a simple 'talking face' on the screen mouths the systems questions and responses.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Workshop on Text, Speech, Dialogue - TSD 1998
    EditorsP. Sojka, V. Matoušek, K. Pala, I. Kopeček
    Place of PublicationBrno, Czech Republic
    PublisherMasaryk University
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)80-210-1900-X
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 1998
    Event1st Text, Speech, Dialogue Workshop, TSD 1998 - Brno, Czech Republic
    Duration: 23 Sept 199826 Sept 1998
    Conference number: 1

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    PublisherMasaryk University


    Workshop1st Text, Speech, Dialogue Workshop, TSD 1998
    Abbreviated titleTSD 1998
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


    • EWI-9634
    • IR-63992
    • METIS-119179

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