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A Conversational Academic Assistant for the Interaction in Virtual Worlds

  • D. Griol
  • E. Rojo
  • Á. Arroyo
  • M. A. Patricio
  • J. M. Molina
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 79)

Abstract

The current interest and extension of social networking are rapidly introducing a large number of applications that originate new communication and interaction forms among their users. Social networks and virtual worlds, thus represent a perfect environment for interacting with applications that use multimodal information and are able to adapt to the specific characteristics and preferences of each user. As an example of this application, in this paper we present an example of the integration of conversational agents in social networks, describing the development of a conversational avatar that provides academic information in the virtual world of Second Life. For its implementation techniques from Speech Technologies and Natural Language Processing have been used to allow a more natural interaction with the system using voice.

Keywords

Virtual World Natural Language Processing Automatic Speech Recognition Second Life Speech Recognizer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Griol
    • 1
  • E. Rojo
    • 1
  • Á. Arroyo
    • 2
  • M. A. Patricio
    • 1
  • J. M. Molina
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCarlos III University of MadridSpain
  2. 2.Applied Intelligent Systems DepartmentTechnical University of MadridSpain

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