A natural language web-based dialogue system with a talking face


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Nijholt, Anton and Berk van den, Mathieu and Hessen van, Arjan (1998) A natural language web-based dialogue system with a talking face. In: First Workshop on Text, Speech, Dialogue - TSD 1998, 23-26 September 1998, Brno, Czech Republic.

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Abstract:In this paper we discuss our research on interactions in a
virtual theatre that has been built using VRML and therefore can be accessed through Web pages. In the virtual environment we employ two agents. Presently, our WWW-based virtual theatre allows navigation input through keyboard and mouse. In development is a navigation agent that allows speech input. We also have an information agent which allows a natural language dialogue with the system where the input is keyboard-driven and the output is both screen and (speech) synthesizer based. The system's spoken dialogue contribution is presented by visual speech; that is, a simple 'talking face' on the screen mouths the systems questions and responses.
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