NPCEditor: Creating Virtual Human Dialogue Using Information Retrieval Techniques

  • Anton Leuski Institute for Creative Technologies
  • David Traum Institute for Creative Technologies

Abstract

NPCEditor is a system for building a natural language processing component for virtual humans capable of engaging a user in spoken dialog on a limited domain. It uses statistical language classification technology for mapping from a user’s text input to system responses. NPCEditor provides a user-friendly editor for creating effective virtual humans quickly. It has been deployed as a part of various virtual human systems in several applications.

Author Biographies

Anton Leuski, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Assistant Professor
David Traum, Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Scientist
Published
2011-03-16
Section
Articles