Developments in Affect Detection from Text in Open-Ended Improvisational E-Drama

  • Li Zhang
  • John A. Barnden
  • Robert J. Hendley
  • Alan M. Wallington
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)


We report progress on adding affect-detection to an existing program for virtual dramatic improvisation, monitored by a human director. To partially automate the directors’ functions, we have partially implemented the detection of emotions, etc. within users’ text input. The affect-detection module has been used for the development of an automated virtual actor. The work also involves basic research into how affect is conveyed through metaphor.


Virtual Character Human Director School Bully Virtual Actor Collaborative Virtual Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Zhang
    • 1
  • John A. Barnden
    • 1
  • Robert J. Hendley
    • 1
  • Alan M. Wallington
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

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