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Abstract

In this paper, we survey different types of Models of culture for virtual humans. Virtual humans are artificial agents that include both a visual human-like body and intelligent cognition driving action of the body. Culture covers a wide range of common knowledge of behavior and communication that can be used in a number of ways including interpreting the meaning of action, establishing identity, expressing meaning, and inference about the performer. We look at several examples of existing cultural models and point out remaining steps for a more full model of culture.

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Virtual Humans Cultural Models 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Traum
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  1. 1.Institute for Creative TechnologiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina del ReyUSA

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