Selecting and Expressing Communicative Functions in a SAIBA-Compliant Agent Framework

Angelo Cafaro, Merijn Bruijnes, Jelte Barachia van Waterschoot, Catherine Pelachaud, Mariët Theune, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Abstract

    In SAIBA-compliant agent systems, the Function Markup Language (FML) is used to describe the agent's communicative functions that are transformed into utterances accompanied with appropriate non-verbal behaviours. In the context of the ARIA Framework, we propose a template-based approach, grounded in the DIT++ taxonomy, as an interface between the dialogue manager (DM) and the non-verbal behaviour generation (NVBG) components of this framework. Our approach enhances our current FML-APML implementation of FML with the capability of receiving on-the-fly generated natural language and socio-emotional parameters (e.g. emotional stance) for transforming the agent's intents in believable verbal and non-verbal behaviours in an adaptive manner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents
    Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsJonas Beskow, Christopher Peters, Ginevra Castellano, Carol O'Sullivan, Iolanda Leite, Stefan Kopp
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages73-82
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67401-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-67400-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2017
    Event17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017 - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 17
    http://iva2017.org/

    Publication series

    Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume10498

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017
    Abbreviated titleIVA
    CountrySweden
    CityStockholm
    Period27/08/1730/08/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Dialogue management
    • Communicative function
    • FML
    • Multimodal behaviour
    • SAIBA

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