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A. Kranstedt, S. Kopp & I. Wachsmuth:
MURML: A Multimodal Utterance Representation Markup Language for Conversational Agents

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.

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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.

Alfred Kranstedt, 19.05.2003