A four-participant group facilitation framework for conversational robots

Yoichi Matsuyama, Iwao Akiba, Akihiro Saito, Tetsunori Kobayashi

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 被引用数 (Scopus)

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In this paper, we propose a framework for conversational robots that facilitates fourparticipant groups. In three-participant conversations, the minimum unit for multiparty conversations, social imbalance, in which a participant is left behind in the current conversation, sometimes occurs. In such scenarios, a conversational robot has the potential to facilitate situations as the fourth participant. Consequently, we present model procedures for obtaining conversational initiatives in incremental steps to engage such four-participant conversations. During the procedures, a facilitator must be aware of both the presence of dominant participants leading the current conversation and the status of any participant that is left behind. We model and optimize these situations and procedures as a partially observable Markov decision process. The results of experiments conducted to evaluate the proposed procedures show evidence of their acceptability and feeling of groupness.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルSIGDIAL 2013 - 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference
出版社Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
ページ284-293
ページ数10
ISBN(電子版)9781937284954
出版ステータスPublished - 2013
イベント14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2013 - Metz, France
継続期間: 2013 8月 222013 8月 24

Other

Other14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2013
国/地域France
CityMetz
Period13/8/2213/8/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用

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