In Proceedings of the Workshop Embodied Conversational Agents - let's specify and evaluate them,
Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS02), Bologna, Italy, July 2002.
Also available as technical report 2002/05 of the SFB 360 at the University of Bielefeld.
This paper presents work on an artificial anthropomorphic agent with multimodal interaction
abilities. It focuses on the development of a markup language, MURML, that bridges between the
planning and the animation tasks in the production of multimodal utterances. This hierarchically
structured notation provides flexible means of describing gestures in a form-based way and of
explicitly expressing their relations to accompanying speech.