The Next Step towards a Function Markup Language

Dirk Heylen, Stefan Kopp, Stacy C. Marsella, Catherine Pelachaud, Hannes Vilhjálmson

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    In order to enable collaboration and exchange of modules for generating multimodal communicative behaviours of robots and virtual agents, the SAIBA initiative envisions the definition of two representation languages. One of these is the Function Markup Language (FML). This language specifies the communicative intent behind an agent’s behaviour. Currently, several research groups have contributed to the discussion on the definition of FML. The discussion reveals agreement on many points but it also points out important issues that need to be dealt with. This paper summarises the current state of affairs in thinking about FML.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents 2008
    Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, IVA 2008, Tokyo, Japan, September 1-3, 2008. Proceedings
    EditorsHelmut Prendinger, James Lester, Mitsuru Ishizuka
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-85483-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-85482-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 1 Sep 20083 Sep 2008
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349
    NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence


    Conference8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008
    Abbreviated titleIVA


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