A virtual diary companion

Antinus Nijholt, Ferdi Meijerink, Peter-Paul van Maanen

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    Chatbots and embodied conversational agents show turn based conversation behaviour. In current research we almost always assume that each utterance of a human conversational partner should be followed by an intelligent and/or empathetic reaction of chatbot or embodied agent. They are assumed to be alert, trying to please the user. There are other applications which have not yet received much attention and which require a more patient or relaxed attitude, waiting for the right moment to provide feedback to the human partner. Being able and willing to listen is one of the conditions for being successful. In this paper we have some observations on listening behaviour research and introduce one of our applications, the virtual diary companion.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationFourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation
    EditorsY. Wilks
    Place of PublicationSheffield
    PublisherUniversity of Sheffield
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2008
    EventFourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation - Bellagio, Italy
    Duration: 6 Oct 20087 Oct 2008

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    PublisherUniversity of Sheffield


    WorkshopFourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation
    Other6-7 October 2008


    • EWI-13438
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • IR-64983
    • METIS-251182
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents

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