Synthesizing cooperative conversation

Catherine Pelachaud, Justine Cassell, Norman Badler, Mark Steedman, Scott Prevost, Matthew Stone

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We describe an implemented system which automatically generates and animates conversations between multiple human-like agents with appropriate and synchronized speech, intonation, facial expressions, and hand gestures. Conversations are created by a dialogue planner that produces the text as well as the intonation of the utterances. The speaker/listener relationship, the text, and the intonation in turn drive facial expressions, lip motions, eye gaze, head motion, and arm gesture generators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultimodal Human-Computer Communication
Subtitle of host publicationSystems, Techniques, and Experiments
EditorsHarry Bunt, Robbert-Jan Beun, Tijn Borghuis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)354064380X, 9783540643807
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication, CMC 1995 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Duration: Jan 28 1998Jan 30 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication, CMC 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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