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Experimental assessment of the effectiveness of synthetic personae for multi-modal e-retail applications

Helen McBreen, Paul Shade, Mervyn Jack, Peter Wyard
2000 Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '00  
This paper details results of an experiment to empirically evaluate the effectiveness and user acceptability of human-like synthetic agents in a multi-modal electronic retail scenario.  ...  The synthetic personae played the roles of interactive conversational sales assistants. The range of life-like personae differed with respect to gender and technology.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support for this research from BT under its Strategic University Research Initiative, and the helpful planning of the experiment made  ... 
doi:10.1145/336595.336968 dblp:conf/agents/McBreenSJW00 fatcat:axuwwjcutzejvmwtdjmpagu2be

Evaluating Anthropomorphic Product Recommendation Agents: A Social Relationship Perspective to Designing Information Systems

Lingyun Qiu, Izak Benbasat
2009 Journal of Management Information Systems  
This is the persona effect [70] explained by the fact that people rely on physical characteristics of their communication partners as the basis for identification (3, 50].  ...  The significant mediating effect of social presence on Web site content credibility has also been identified by Lee and Nass [65] in a study of synthetic voices in an e-commerce context.  ... 
doi:10.2753/mis0742-1222250405 fatcat:tt5ixgzm5fbvngyyjtfbewh3oi

Program

2020 2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Taiwan (ICCE-Taiwan)  
Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.  ...  The features and models obtained from multi-modalities are used to classify different violin bowing actions. A fusion process from different modalities can achieve higher recognition accuracy.  ...  The experimental results show that the performance of SSD model improves by up to 26.14% when being trained on the proposed augmented synthetic dataset.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icce-taiwan49838.2020.9258230 fatcat:g25vw7mzvradxna2grlzp6kgiq

Sensor fusion in smart camera networks for Ambient Intelligence

Tommi Määttä
2013 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
Acknowledgments It is time for the best part, a chance to thank all the people that I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with during my PhD years.  ...  Therefore, the majority of the applications are provided with a multi-modal sensor network with additional contextual information.  ...  Multi-modal biometric systems received much interest in the start of 2000s.  ... 
doi:10.3233/ais-130214 fatcat:axt23ap7wvb4roqozgbu257kaq

Financial Cybercrime: A Comprehensive Survey of Deep Learning Approaches to Tackle the Evolving Financial Crime Landscape

Jack Nicholls, Aditya Kuppa, Nhien-An Le-Khac
2021 IEEE Access  
[58] AMLSim was created by IBM researchers to allow the research community to assess the performance of their models on synthetically  ...  Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1907.09177 tax evasion activities on social media platforms using multi-modal deep neural networks,” arXiv, vol. i, 2020.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3134076 fatcat:lm2upcaoabbnbie6r4sfzhjh4y

Science 2.0 (change will happen….)

Jean-Claude Burgelman, David Osimo, Marc Bogdanowicz
2010 First Monday  
The mission of the IPTS is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by researching science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic and a scientific  ...  sites or applications geared towards entertainment purposes, such as multi-player online games.  ...  b) European features Content creation -Adoption of ICT for internal work processes: The e-Business W@tch assessment undertaken in 2005 shows growing adoption of ICT technologies for knowledge and electronic  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v15i7.2961 fatcat:2s6bx2pldnftlmdyjrp3ggi7we

Proceedings_of_Measuring_Behavior_2014.pdf [article]

Andrew Spink, Egon Van Den Broek, Leanne Loijens, Marta Woloszynowska-Fraser, Lucas P. J. J. Noldus
2020 Figshare  
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research  ...  For this study the gull with the PTT id 41781(sampling interval 1 hour) was used to test the effect of animal movement with different environmental variables at different temporal scales.  ...  We also greatly appreciate the hospitality of the farmer. Ethical statement We conducted our rat studies thanks to the permission of First Warsaw Local Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.11708187 fatcat:62o74kbgczf2tp2dk64jeszxr4

Interaction Design in Agile IT Projects [article]

Marcin Sikorski
2021 Zenodo  
and involving users from the very beginning of the project; • presents many inspiring application examples and quick implementation guidelines for project managers and UX experts; • delivers directly applicable  ...  This book: • provides an easy-to-follow overview of practical methods for designing User Experience (UX) in digital products, such as online services or mobile applications; • spans UX-related design activities  ...  effect on improving the quality of life for the consumers.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5810704 fatcat:sxtictcslncfpeyy7kagglxfg4

Volume 2, Number 2

Editor Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology
2013 Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology  
Acknowledgements Over the past eight years, many people helped and supported our efforts. We are very thankful to all. J. Jaeger (RHIC), A.  ...  Vincent (Indiana State University Acknowledgements Acknowledgements should identify grants or other financial support for this research by agency (source) and number (if appropriate).  ...  One advantage of the regional campuses is the small class size (24 students per entering class at IUSM-TH), which allows for experimentation with new teaching modalities and ease of interdisciplinary communication  ... 
doaj:8e76882387b44af4807eaeff5859a0a0 fatcat:rfv5hqkdifeq7f5hkcw5hsdkfu

60º Congreso de AEPNYA - una iniciativa compartida con la AACAP

2016 Revista de Psiquiatría Infanto-Juvenil  
PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITIES IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER; A COMPARATIVE STUDY BEETWEN DSM-IV TR AND DSM-5 DIAGNOSIS Conclusions: We support the hypothesis that patients who meet the DSM 5 criteria have  ...  more severe symptoms, not only regarding the core autistic symptoms but also in relation with psychiatric co-morbidities.  ...  of the transition from drug experimentation to drug abuse.  ... 
doi:10.31766/revpsij.v33n2 fatcat:ru5rpwcqmzetnjvjxltbcgwitq

Grand challenges: companies and universities working for a better society (Extended Abstracts)

MARTA UGOLINI
2021 Sinergie Italian Journal of Management  
Lo scopo del Convegno è di discutere del ruolo delle imprese e dell'università per affrontare queste sfide.  ...  Altrettanto articolato è il contributo che le università possono offrire attraverso le proprie attività di ricerca, formazione e terza missione.  ...  ., GIACOSA E., QUAGLIA R. ( 2019 and Environmental Management, vol. 26, n. 1, pp. 257-263.  ... 
doi:10.7433/srecp.ea.2020.01 fatcat:7tu5ulmovbauzc744x5nxjx2by

Prospects for the Introduction of Evaluation Methods in the Process of Urbanization at Different Stages. Overview

A.A. Nahapetyan, V.V. Erokhova
2018 Contemporary problems of social work  
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Vishnyakova V.A. candidate of economic sciences, head of department scientific and technical information RSSU WORKED Contenting  ...  A study conducted by Arendas (2017) also shows the possibility of its application to the study of the Halloween effect on selected markets.  ...  and qualitative assessment of services derived from ecosystems An increase in the total aggregate of benefits derived from ecosystems, in the aftermath of urbanization (forecast) The application of this  ... 
doi:10.17922/2412-5466-2018-4-1-99-107 fatcat:b7c6u7km4vhw3eoqpwhxu3fyse

Designing social interactions with animated avatars and speech output for Product Recommendation Agents in electronic commerce

Lingyun Qiu
2006
This dissertation first investigates the importance of choosing appropriate demographic embodiments for a humanoid PRA. The two demographic variables that have been assessed are ethnicity and gender.  ...  In addition, the "match-up" effects of ethnicity appear to be more significant among female users than among males.  ...  Therefore, both "persona-effect" and "modality-effect" are shown to be effective in anthropomorphic PRA design.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0092949 fatcat:4dky35sdeje6bjmfk6nywfixl4

A Defense of (s)crappy Robots [article]

Ryan Jenkins, Mairéad Hurley, Eva Durall, Sebastian Martin
2020 Zenodo  
While these kits might lower the threshold for entry in a tinkering activity, we believe that the "polished" qualities of most commercial kits or products can work against constructionist educators.  ...  Participants will collaborate with others on the design of the machine and share their prototype with the rest of the group.  ...  Future research should push towards discovering how the assessment tool could be designed to cultivate an ideal maker classroom culture, ultimately burgeoning a symbiotic relationship between an assessment  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5501878 fatcat:snjtztj37fbbpeszscwhk63uj4

Mapping Intermediality in Performance

Maria Chatzichristodoulou
2011 Contemporary Theatre Review  
We also thank Emmy Kattenbelt for her work on constructing the index and Miguel Escobar for designing the diagrams of the nodes.  ...  Last but not least we thank the contributors for their willingness to engage in many dialogues and to adjust their writings to the purposes of the book in what, for us, has been a gratifying, because genuinely  ...  His book publications include Double Binds: Existentialist Inspiration and Generic Experimentation in the Early Work of Jack Richardson (1993), Acte(s) de Présence (1996) , From Middleton and Rowley's  ... 
doi:10.1080/10486801.2011.562056 fatcat:kthirs3lrvhotfbmmm5sqbpjte
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