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Comparing Modes of Information Presentation: Text versus ECA and Single versus Two ECAs

Stoyanchev, Svetlana; Piwek, Paul and Prendinger, Helmut (2011). Comparing Modes of Information Presentation: Text versus ECA and Single versus Two ECAs. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents, 14 - 17 September 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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In this short paper, we evaluate the prospects of automatic dialogue script generation from text for presentation by a team of Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs). We describe an experiment comparing user perception and preference between plain text and video ECA presentations modes and between monologue and dialogue presentation styles. Our results show that most users are not indifferent of the presentation mode and the user’s preference is guided by the perceived understanding and enjoyment of the presentation.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Springer-Verlag
Extra Information: Intelligent Virtual Agents
11th International Conference, IVA 2011
Reykjavik, Iceland, September 15-17, 2011
Edited by Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Stefan Kopp, Stacy Marsella, Kristinn R. Thórisson

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6895

ISBN 978-3-642-23973-1
ISSN 0302-9743
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29545
Depositing User: Svetlana Stoyanchev
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 12:22
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 13:19
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