Towards responsive Sensitive Artificial Listeners

Marc Schröder, Roddy Cowie, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Maja Pantic, Catherine Pelachaud, Björn Schuller

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    This paper describes work in the recently started project SEMAINE, which aims to build a set of Sensitive Artificial Listeners – conversational agents designed to sustain an interaction with a human user despite limited verbal skills, through robust recognition and generation of non-verbal behaviour in real-time, both when the agent is speaking and listening. We report on data collection and on the design of a system architecture in view of real-time responsiveness.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation
    Place of PublicationSheffield, UK
    PublisherUniversity of Sheffield
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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    PublisherUniversity of Sheffield


    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/211486
    • EWI-14811
    • METIS-255088
    • IR-62670

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    Schröder, M., Cowie, R., Heylen, D. K. J., Pantic, M., Pelachaud, C., & Schuller, B. (2008). Towards responsive Sensitive Artificial Listeners. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation (pp. -). Sheffield, UK: University of Sheffield.