ANGELICA: choice of output modality in an embodied agent

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    The ANGELICA project addresses the problem of modality choice in information presentation by embodied, human-like agents. The output modalities available to such agents include both language and various nonverba l signals such as pointing and gesturing. For each piece of information to be presented by the agent it must be decided whether it should be expressed using language, a nonverbal signal, or both. In the ANGELICA project a model of the different factors inf luencing this choice will be developed and integrated in a natural language generation system. The application domain is the presentation of route descriptions by an embodied agent in a 3D environment. Evaluation and testing form an integral part of the pr oject. In particular, we will investigate the effect of different modality choices on the effectiveness and naturalness of the generated presentations and on the user's perception of the agent's personality.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Information Presentation and Natural Multimodal Dialogue (IPNMD-2001)
    EditorsO. Stock, N.O. Bernsen
    Place of PublicationTrento, Italy
    PublisherCLASS, ITC-IRST
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
    EventInternational Workshop on Information Presentation and Natural Multimodal Dialogue, IPNMD-2001 - Verona, Italy
    Duration: 14 Dec 200115 Dec 2001


    WorkshopInternational Workshop on Information Presentation and Natural Multimodal Dialogue, IPNMD-2001
    Other14-15 December 2001


    • METIS-203355
    • EWI-6719
    • IR-59855

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