Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents

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Abstract

We present anew dialogue engine called Flipper 2.0 (Flipper) which aims to help developers of embodied conversational agents (ECAs) to quickly and flexibly create dialogues. Flipper provides a technically stable and robust dialogue management system to integrate with other components of ECAs such as behaviour realisers. We compare Flipper with state-of-the-art dialogue design systems. We describe the details of our dialogue engine, how it handles dialogue management and how it supports the authoring of dialogues. We demonstrate the use of the dialogue engine with examples of design patterns and discuss practical applications. Finally we give recommendations on the cases in which it is beneficial to use Flipper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
PublisherACM Press
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
Edition18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6013-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6013-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018
Event18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018 - Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018
Conference number: 18
http://iva2018.westernsydney.edu.au/

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018
Abbreviated titleIVA
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/11/188/11/18
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Keywords

  • Dialogue management
  • Dialogue Engine
  • Dialogue Design
  • Pragmatics
  • Embodied Conversational Agent

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van Waterschoot, Jelte Barachia ; Bruijnes, Merijn ; Flokstra, Jan ; Reidsma, Dennis ; Davison, Daniel Patrick ; Theune, Mariet ; Heylen, Dirk K.J. / Flipper 2.0 : A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. 18. ed. ACM Press, 2018. pp. 43-50
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van Waterschoot, JB, Bruijnes, M, Flokstra, J, Reidsma, D, Davison, DP, Theune, M & Heylen, DKJ 2018, Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents. in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. 18 edn, ACM Press, pp. 43-50, 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018, Sydney, Australia, 5/11/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3267851.3267882

Flipper 2.0 : A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents. / van Waterschoot, Jelte Barachia; Bruijnes, Merijn ; Flokstra, Jan ; Reidsma, Dennis ; Davison, Daniel Patrick; Theune, Mariet ; Heylen, Dirk K.J.

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. 18. ed. ACM Press, 2018. p. 43-50.

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van Waterschoot JB, Bruijnes M, Flokstra J, Reidsma D, Davison DP, Theune M et al. Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. 18 ed. ACM Press. 2018. p. 43-50 https://doi.org/10.1145/3267851.3267882