Exploration on affect sensing from improvisational interaction

Zhang, Li (2010) Exploration on affect sensing from improvisational interaction. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Springer, London, pp. 385-391. ISBN 978-3642158919

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Abstract

We report work on adding an improvisational AI actor to an existing virtual improvisational environment, a text-based software system for dramatic improvisation in simple virtual scenarios, for use primarily in learning contexts. The improvisational AI actor has an affect-detection component, which is aimed at detecting affective aspects (concerning emotions, moods, value judgments, etc.) of human-controlled characters' textual "speeches". The AI actor will also make an appropriate response based on this affective understanding, which intends to stimulate the improvisation. The work also accompanies basic research into how affect is conveyed linguistically. A distinctive feature of the project is a focus on the metaphorical ways in which affect is conveyed. Moreover, we have also introduced affect detection using context profiles. Finally, we have reported user testing conducted for the improvisational AI actor and evaluation results of the affect detection component. Our work contributes to the conference themes on affective user interfaces, affect inspired agent and improvisational or dramatic interaction.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 10th international conference, IVA 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 20-22, 2010.
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8942

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