A Bilingual Interactive Human Avatar Dialogue System

Dana Abu Ali, Muaz Ahmad, Hayat Al Hassan, Paula Dozsa, Ming Hu, Jose Varias, Nizar Habash

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 2018
EventConference of the joint ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Jul 12 2018Jul 14 2018

Conference

ConferenceConference of the joint ACL/ISCA Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue
Abbreviated titleSIGDIAL
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period7/12/187/14/18

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