Generating dialogues for virtual agents using nested textual coherence relations

Hugo Hernault, Paul Piwek, Helmut Prendinger, Mitsuru Ishizuka

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Abstract

This paper describes recent advances on the Text2Dialogue system we are currently developing. Our system enables automatic transformation of monological text into a dialogue. The dialogue is then "acted out" by virtual agents, using synthetic speech and gestures. In this paper, we focus on the monologue-to-dialogue transformation, and describe how it uses textual coherence relations to map text segments to query-answer pairs between an expert and a layman agent. By creating mapping rules for a few well-selected relations, we can produce coherent dialogues with proper assignment of turns for the speakers in a majority of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages139-145
Number of pages7
Volume5208 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008 - Tokyo
Duration: 2008 Sep 12008 Sep 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5208 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008
CityTokyo
Period08/9/108/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Hernault, H., Piwek, P., Prendinger, H., & Ishizuka, M. (2008). Generating dialogues for virtual agents using nested textual coherence relations. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5208 LNAI, pp. 139-145). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5208 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85483-8_14