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Handling User Interruptions in an Embodied Conversational Agent

Abstract:

We present a mechanism for handling ``barge-in'' interruptions from a user who is engaged in a 'social' conversation with an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA). The ECA is designed to recognise and be empathetic to the emotional state of the user. Occasionally, the ECA will attempt to positively influence the user's emotional state through the conversation. A characteristic of these conversations is that both the user and the ECA will at times speak long, multi sentence utterances as the con...

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N.T. Crook More by this author
M. Cavazza More by this author
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Publisher:
Toronto
URN:
uuid:ef00de08-276c-41da-8ce0-8483bb94c6ea
Local pid:
cs:3549

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