Assigning a personality to a spoken dialogue agent through self-disclosure of behavior

Yoshito Ogawa, Kouki Miyazawa, Hideaki Kikuchi

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    Abstract

    In this study, we propose a method to assign a personality to a spoken dialogue agent and evaluate effectiveness of the method. Recently, some research studies on human-agent interaction (HAI) showed that it is possible to assign a per- sonality by controlling non-verbal information of an agent. However, we consider that verbal information sent from an agent would result in the agent developing a personality. In this paper, we focus on self-disclosures about behavior as an important factor of assigning a personality, and analyze the effects of self-disclosures on assigning a personality to the agent by evaluation of impressions. We discovered that self-disclosures performed by the agent are as effective for personality recognition as those performed by humans. Fur- ther, self-disclosures allow a user to recognize an agent's per- sonality, and humanlike self-disclosure does not impede per- sonality recognition even if utterer of these self-disclosures is an agent. Based on these facts, we verified effectiveness of our proposal method to assigning a personality by self-disclosures about behavior.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHAI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages331-337
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781450330350
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 29
    Event2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2014 - Tsukuba
    Duration: 2014 Oct 292014 Oct 31

    Other

    Other2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2014
    CityTsukuba
    Period14/10/2914/10/31

    Keywords

    • Humanlike virtual agents
    • Personality assigning
    • Personality model
    • Self-disclosure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Software

    Cite this

    Ogawa, Y., Miyazawa, K., & Kikuchi, H. (2014). Assigning a personality to a spoken dialogue agent through self-disclosure of behavior. In HAI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (pp. 331-337). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2658861.2658884