Generating Verbal and Nonverbal Utterances for Virtual Characters
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- Kempe B., Pfleger N., Löckelt M. (2005) Generating Verbal and Nonverbal Utterances for Virtual Characters. In: Subsol G. (eds) Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling. ICVS 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3805. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We introduce an approach to multimodal generation of verbal and nonverbal contributions for virtual characters in a multiparty dialogue scenario. This approach addresses issues of turn-taking, is able to synchronize the different modalities in real-time, and supports fixed utterances as well as utterances that are assembled by a full-fledged tree-based text generation algorithm. The system is implemented in a first version as part of the second VirtualHuman demonstrator.
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