Paper: Mining human interactions to construct a virtual guide for a virtual fair

ACL ID W14-0206
Title Mining human interactions to construct a virtual guide for a virtual fair
Venue EACL Workshop on Dialogue in Motion
Session
Year 2014
Authors

In this paper we describe how we mine in- teractions between a human guide and a human visitor to build a virtual guide. A virtual guide is an agent capable of fulfill- ing the role of a human guide. Its goal is to guide visitors to each booth of a virtual fair and to provide information about the company or organization through interac- tive objects located at the fair. The guide decides what to say, using a graph search algorithm, and decides how to say using generation by selection based on contextual features. The guide decides where to speak at the virtual fair by creat- ing clusters using a data classification al- gorithm to learn in what positions the hu- man guide decided to talk.