Evaluating an algorithm for the generation of multimodal referring expressions in a virtual world: A pilot study

Werner Breitfuss*, Ielka Van Der Sluis, Saturnino Luz, Helmut Prendinger, Mitsuru Ishizuka

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Abstract

This paper presents a quest for the most suitable setting and method to assess the naturalness of the output of an existing algorithm for the generation of multimodal referring expressions. For the evaluation of this algorithm a setting in Second Life was built. This paper reports on a pilot study that aimed to assess (1) the suitability of the setting and (2) the design of our evaluation method. Results show that subjects are able to discriminate between different types of referring expressions the algorithm produces. Lessons learnt in designing questionnaires are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents - 9th International Conference, IVA 2009, Proceedings
Pages181-187
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Sep 200916 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5773 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2009
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period14/09/0916/09/09

Keywords

  • Automatic Behavior Generation
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Generation of Multimodal Referring Expressions
  • Virtual Worlds

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