AAAI Publications, Twenty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Improving a Virtual Human Using a Model of Degrees of Grounding
Antonio Roque, David Traum

Last modified: 2009-06-26


We describe the Degrees of Grounding model, which tracks the extent to which material has reached mutual belief in a dialogue, and conduct experiments in which the model is used to manage grounding behavior in spoken dialogues with a virtual human.  We show that the model produces improvements in virtual human performance as measured by post-session questionnaires.


dialogue management; spoken dialogue systems; virtual humans

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