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A Flexible pragmatics-driven language generator for animated agents

Piwek, Paul (2003). A Flexible pragmatics-driven language generator for animated agents. In: 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 12-17 Apr 2003, Budapest, Hungary.

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This paper describes the NECA MNLG; a fully implemented Multimodal Natural Language Generation module. The MNLG is deployed as part of the NECA system which generates dialogues between animated agents. The generation module supports the seamless integration of full grammar rules, templates and canned text. The generator takes input which allows for the specification of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic constraints on the output.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: This paper appeared in the companion volume (for research notes) of the conference proceedings.
Keywords: computational linguistics; embodied conversational agents; natural language generation; multimodality
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 3172
Depositing User: Paul Piwek
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 18:30
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