AAAI Publications, Ninth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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CONTACT: A Multimodal Corpus for Studying Expressive Styles and Informing the Design of Individualized Virtual Narrators
Cheikh Mbengue, David Antonio Gómez Jáuregui, Jean-Claude Martin

Last modified: 2013-11-13


Virtual agents used in storytelling applications should display consistent and natural multimodal expressions of emotions. In this paper, we describe the method that we defined to endow virtual narrators with individual gesture profiles. We explain how we collected a corpus of gestural behaviors displayed by different actors telling the same story. Videos were annotated both manually and automatically. Preliminary analyses are presented.


Multimodal Corpus, Virtual Narrators, Gesture Analysis, Emotion Analysis, Motion Analysis

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