Mobile Intelligent Virtual Agent with Translation Functionality
Virtual agent is a powerful means for human-computer interaction. In this demo paper, we describe a new scenario for mobile virtual agent that, in addition to general social intelligence, can perform translation tasks. We present the design and development of the intelligent virtual agent that translates phrases and sentences from English into French, Russian, and Spanish. Initial evaluation results show that the possibility to translate phrases and short utterances is useful and interesting for the user.
Keywordsvirtual agent multilingual information systems mobile applications automated translation
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