ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Synchronizing dialogue contributions of human users and virtual characters in a virtual reality environment

Norbert Pfleger, Markus Löckelt

Synchronizing user and system actions in a real-time virtual reality environment is a challenging task. Key components of a dialogue system like speech recognition, discourse processing, speech generation and synthesis all contribute significant delays to the response time. With human interlocutors, however, a continuous flow of conversation is important as any implausible gap may cause confusion with respect to floor management. In this paper, we describe some cases of how to make sensible use of information available at each processing step to be able to give early useful feedback even while processing.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-818

Cite as: Pfleger, N., Löckelt, M. (2005) Synchronizing dialogue contributions of human users and virtual characters in a virtual reality environment. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 2773-2776, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-818

@inproceedings{pfleger05_interspeech,
  author={Norbert Pfleger and Markus Löckelt},
  title={{Synchronizing dialogue contributions of human users and virtual characters in a virtual reality environment}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={2773--2776},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-818}
}