Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

A System for the Research into Multi-Modal Man-Machine Communication within a Virtual Environment

Andrew Breen (1), Barry Eggleton (1), Gavin Churcher (2), Paul Deans (2), Simon Downey (2)

(1) University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
(2) BTexaCT Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, UK

This paper reports on work currently under development jointly at the University of East Anglia, School of Information systems and BT. The aim of the work is to design and develop advanced demonstrators which are capable of holding natural multi-modal discourse with a human interlocutor. In addition, these demonstrators will investigate such interactions within a computer generated immersive environment in which both the computer agents and human users have a virtual presence. The paper presents a design for a distributed architecture to achieve this goal and brief introductions to many of the system components.

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Bibliographic reference.  Breen, Andrew / Eggleton, Barry / Churcher, Gavin / Deans, Paul / Downey, Simon (2000): "A system for the research into multi-modal man-machine communication within a virtual environment", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 656-659.