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Body Language: Lessons from the Near-Human

Justine Cassell

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which describes the embodied conversational agents (ECAs) as mechanisms that make people attribute humanness and aliveness to them, conducts experiments on the essence of humanness and ... More


Implementing a non-modular theory of language production in an embodied conversational agent

Timo Sowa, Stefan Kopp, Susan Duncan, David McNeill, and Ipke Wachsmuth

in Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses and assesses the feasibility of operationalising Growth Point Theory's model of language production in embodied conversational agents (ECAs). First, the chapter outlines the ... More


Knowledge Representation for Generating Locating Gestures in Route Directions

Kristina Striegnitz, Paul Tepper, Andrew Lovett, and Justine Cassell

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter describes a corpus study that shows that the perspective reflected in the gestures people use to refer to landmarks when giving route directions is partly determined by dialogue context. ... More


Embodied conversational agents: a new paradigm for the study of gesture and for human—computer interface

Justine Cassell

in Gesture, Speech, and Sign

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524519
eISBN:
9780191689215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524519.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses ‘embodied conversational agents’ as a way of modeling human gesture–speech behaviour, and as a way of creating a new paradigm for human–computer interaction. In terms of the ... More


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