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Toward a Universal Platform for Integrating Embodied Conversational Agent Components

  • Hung-Hsuan Huang
  • Tsuyoshi Masuda
  • Aleksandra Cerekovic
  • Kateryna Tarasenko
  • Igor S. Pandzic
  • Yukiko Nakano
  • Toyoaki Nishida
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4252)

Abstract

Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) are computer generated life-like characters that interact with human users in face-to-face conversations. To achieve natural multi-modal conversations, ECA systems are very sophisticated and require many building assemblies and thus are difficult for individual research groups to develop. This paper proposes a generic architecture, the Universal ECA Framework, which is currently under development and includes a blackboard-based platform, a high-level protocol to integrate general purpose ECA components and ease ECA system prototyping.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hung-Hsuan Huang
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Masuda
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Cerekovic
    • 2
  • Kateryna Tarasenko
    • 1
  • Igor S. Pandzic
    • 2
  • Yukiko Nakano
    • 3
  • Toyoaki Nishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Department of Computer, Information and Communication SciencesTokyo University of Agriculture & TechnologyJapan

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