Cultural Diversity for Virtual Characters

Investigating Behavioral Aspects across Cultures

  • Birgit¬†Endrass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-237

About this book


Culture plays a crucial role in our lives. Depending on our cultural background, we judge on and react to everything that we encounter. Subtle differences in behavior can lead to misunderstandings or even culture shock. In a similar manner, virtual characters can be declined by certain user groups when showing culturally inappropriate behavior. But how can social aspects such as culture be integrated into the behavioral models of virtual characters? Birgit Endrass addresses this question by carrying out a hybrid approach that is based on theoretical background from the social sciences as well as a multimodal corpus analysis, and exemplified the approach for the German and Japanese cultures. For this purpose, different methods from artificial intelligence and multiagent systems are applied and simulated with a virtual character system.



  • Virtual Agents
  • Behavioral Models
  • Culture: The German and Japanese Cultures


 Target Groups

  • Academics and practitioners in the fields of Virtual Agents, Autonomous Agents, Human Factors, Multimedia


Behavioral Aspects across Cultures Behavioral Models Cultural Background for Virtual Characters Cultural Diversity for Virtual Characters Formalizing Social Background

Authors and affiliations

  • Birgit¬†Endrass
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Centered MultimediaAugsburg UniversityAugsburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-04909-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-04910-2
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