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A. Kranstedt, & I. Wachsmuth:
Situated Generation of Multimodal Deixis in Task-Oriented Dialogue.

In A. Belz, R. Evans & P. Piwek: INLG04 Posters:
Extended Abstracts of Posters Presented at the Third International Conference
on Natural Language Generation
Technical Report No. ITRI-04-01, University of Brighton, 2004.

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This poster describes ongoing work concerning the generation of multimodal utterances, animated and visualized with the anthropomorphic agent Max. Max is a conversational agent that collaborates in cooperative construction tasks taking place in immersive virtual reality, realized in a three-side CAVE-like installation. Max is able to produce synchronized output involving synthetic speech, facial display, and gesture from descriptions of their surface form [Kopp and Wachsmuth, 2004]. Focusing on deixis here it is shown how the influence of situational characteristics in face-to-face conversation can be accounted for in the automatic generation of such descriptions in multimodal dialogue.

A. Kranstedt, 2.02.2005