On the nature of engineering social artificial companions

Dirk K.J. Heylen, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Mark ter Maat, Paolo Petta, Stefan Rank, Dennis Reidsma, Jakob Zwiers

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    The literature on social agents has put forward a number of requirements that social agents need to fulfill. In this paper we analyze the kinds of reasons and motivations that lie behind the statement of these requirements. In a second part of the paper, we look at how one can go about engineering the social agents. We introduce a general language in which to express dialogue rules and some tools that support the development of dialogue systems.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)549-574
    Number of pages26
    JournalApplied artificial intelligence
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


    • EWI-20660
    • IR-78263
    • METIS-278857
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231868

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