Under the influence: Using natural language in interactive storytelling

Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, Steven Mead

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Abstract

Interacting in natural language with virtual actors is an important aspect of the development of future Interactive Storytelling systems. The authors describe a paradigm for speech interfaces in interactive storytelling based on the notion of influence. In this paradigm, the user is mainly a spectator who is however able to interfere with the course of action by issuing advice to the characters. This is achieved by recognising corresponding speech acts and mapping them to the plans which implement characters’ behaviours in the story. The authors discuss some examples based on a preliminary, yet fully implemented, prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP conference proceedings
EditorsRyohei Nakatsu, Jun'ichi Hoshino
PublisherWolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Pages3-11
Volume240
ISBN (Print)1402073607
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventIFIP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing: Entertainment Computing: Technologies and Applications - Makuhari, Japan
Duration: 14 May 200217 May 2002
Conference number: 1

Conference

ConferenceIFIP 1st International Workshop on Entertainment Computing
Abbreviated titleIWEC 2002
CountryJapan
CityMakuhari
Period14/05/0217/05/02

Bibliographical note

Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/06/2010]

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Cavazza, M., Charles, F., & Mead, S. (2002). Under the influence: Using natural language in interactive storytelling. In R. Nakatsu, & J. Hoshino (Eds.), IFIP conference proceedings (Vol. 240, pp. 3-11). Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications.