Do Embodied Conversational Agents Know When to Smile?

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    Abstract

    We survey the role of humor in particular domains of human-to-human interaction with the aim of seeing whether it is useful for embodied conversational agents to integrate humor capabilities in their models of intelligence, emotions and interaction (verbal and nonverbal) Therefore we first look at the current state of the art of research in embodied conversational agents, affective computing and verbal and nonverbal interaction. We adhere to the 'Computers Are Social Actors' paradigm to assume that human conversational partners of embodied conversational agents assign human properties to these agents, including humor appreciation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts
    Subtitle of host publication14th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies. Bertinoro, Italy
    EditorsD. Chiaro
    Place of PublicationBologna, Italy
    PublisherUniversity of Bologna
    Pages100-101
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2002

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    Nijholt, A. (2002). Do Embodied Conversational Agents Know When to Smile? In D. Chiaro (Ed.), Book of Abstracts: 14th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies. Bertinoro, Italy (pp. 100-101). Bologna, Italy: University of Bologna.