Paper: Converting Text Into Agent Animations: Assigning Gestures To Text

ACL ID N04-4039
Title Converting Text Into Agent Animations: Assigning Gestures To Text
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2004
Authors

This paper proposes a method for assigning gestures to text based on lexical and syntactic information. First, our empirical study identi- fied lexical and syntactic information strongly correlated with gesture occurrence and sug- gested that syntactic structure is more useful for judging gesture occurrence than local syn- tactic cues. Based on the empirical results, we have implemented a system that converts text into an animated agent that gestures and speaks synchronously.