A Chat System Based on Emotion Estimation from Text and Embodied Conversational Messengers

  • Chunling Ma
  • Helmut Prendinger
  • Mitsuru Ishizuka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3711)


This short paper contains a preliminary description of a novel type of chat system that aims at realizing natural and social communication between distant communication partners. The system is based on an Emotion Estimation module that assesses the affective content of textual chat messages and avatars associated with chat partners that act out the assessed emotions of messages through multiple modalities, including synthetic speech and associated affective gestures.


Textual Message Emotion Word Synthetic Speech Affective Content Affective Meaning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunling Ma
    • 1
  • Helmut Prendinger
    • 2
  • Mitsuru Ishizuka
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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