Toward a Universal Platform for Integrating Embodied Conversational Agent Components [chapter]

Hung-Hsuan Huang, Tsuyoshi Masuda, Aleksandra Cerekovic, Kateryna Tarasenko, Igor S. Pandzic, Yukiko Nakano, Toyoaki Nishida
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
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
more » ... l to integrate general purpose ECA components and ease ECA system prototyping.
doi:10.1007/11893004_28 fatcat:pyhifkz6jzf7zmv3vvsdxa5ese