This demonstration paper presents a bilingual (Arabic-English) interactive human avatar dialogue system. The system is named TOIA (time-offset interaction application), as it simulates face-to-face conversations between humans using digital human avatars recorded in the past. TOIA is a conversational agent, similar to a chat bot, except that it is based on an actual human being and can be used to preserve and tell stories. The system is designed to allow anybody, simply using a laptop, to create an avatar of themselves, thus facilitating cross-cultural and cross-generational sharing of narratives to wider audiences. The system currently supports monolingual and cross-lingual dialogues in Arabic and English, but can be extended to other languages.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 12 2018|
|Event||Conference of the joint ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: Jul 12 2018 → Jul 14 2018
|Conference||Conference of the joint ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue|
|Period||7/12/18 → 7/14/18|