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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the First Workshop on Text, Speech, Dialogue - TSD 1998|
|Editors||P. Sojka, V. Matoušek, K. Pala, I. Kopeček|
|Place of Publication||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Sep 1998|
|Event||1st Text, Speech, Dialogue Workshop, TSD 1998 - Brno, Czech Republic|
Duration: 23 Sep 1998 → 26 Sep 1998
Conference number: 1
|Workshop||1st Text, Speech, Dialogue Workshop, TSD 1998|
|Abbreviated title||TSD 1998|
|Period||23/09/98 → 26/09/98|
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Nijholt, A., van den Berk, M., & van Hessen, A. J. (1998). A natural language web-based dialogue system with a talking face. In P. Sojka, V. Matoušek, K. Pala, & I. Kopeček (Eds.), Proceedings of the First Workshop on Text, Speech, Dialogue - TSD 1998 (pp. 415-420). Brno, Czech Republic: Masaryk University.