Bringing affective behaviour to presentation agents

S. Descamps, M. Ishizuka

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Interface agents are more and more often leaving laboratories to be used as commercial products. We can see them presenting news on the Internet or as tour guides in 3D worlds. These agents present a new opportunity for authors to create a new kind of presentation which is more attractive and interactive. However, as many interface agent systems are now available, controlling them needs advanced knowledge of programming languages such as JavaScript or Visual Basic Script. Our motivation is to provide classical authors with a powerful but easy-to-use language to control interface agents: the Multimodal Presentation Markup Language (MPML). Our main focus is to provide emotional control of the agents to make the communication with the user even more natural.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0769510809, 9780769510804
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2001 - Mesa, United States
Duration: 2001 Apr 162001 Apr 19


Other21st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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