Paper: Incremental Speech Understanding in a Multi-Party Virtual Human Dialogue System

ACL ID N12-3007
Title Incremental Speech Understanding in a Multi-Party Virtual Human Dialogue System
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012
Authors

1 Extended Abstract This demonstration highlights some emerging ca- pabilities for incremental speech understanding and processing in virtual human dialogue systems. This work is part of an ongoing effort that aims to en- able realistic spoken dialogue with virtual humans in multi-party negotiation scenarios (Plu?ss et al., 2011; Traum et al., 2008b). These scenarios are designed to allow trainees to practice their negotiation skills by engaging in face-to-face spoken negotiation with one or more virtual humans. An important component in achieving naturalistic behavior in these negotiation scenarios, which ide- ally should have the virtual humans demonstrating fluid turn-taking, complex reasoning, and respond- ing to factors like trust and emotions, is for the vir- tual humans to begin to ...