14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

Development and Validation of the Conversational Agents Scale (CAS)

Ina Wechsung (1), Benjamin Weiss (1), Christine Kühnel (2), Patrick Ehrenbrink (1), Sebastian Möller (1)

(1) T-Labs, Germany
(2) PIK, Germany

The gulf between user and system can be minimized by adapting the system to the user's natural characteristics. So-called anthropomorphic interfaces represent one strategy of such an adaption as they are assumed to provide a more human-like and therefore more natural interaction. However, regarding the evaluation of anthropomorphic interfaces, the well-known and empirically tested instruments are limited to educational contexts. Hence, this paper describes the first steps towards the development of an evaluation instrument applicable to a wide range of such interfaces.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wechsung, Ina / Weiss, Benjamin / Kühnel, Christine / Ehrenbrink, Patrick / Möller, Sebastian (2013): "Development and validation of the conversational agents scale (CAS)", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 1106-1110.