Bilyana Martinovski

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This paper presents a model for simulating cultural differences in the conversational behavior of virtual agents. The model provides parameters for differences in proxemics, gaze and overlap in turn taking. We present a review of literature on these factors and show results of a study where native speakers of North American English, Mexican Spanish and(More)
We present a new approach for rapidly developing dialogue capabilities for virtual humans. Starting from domain specification , an integrated authoring interface automatically generates dialogue acts with all possible contents. These dialogue acts are linked to example utterances in order to provide training data for natural language understanding and(More)
In this paper we contrast three architectures for natural language questioning characters. We contrast the relative costs and benefits of each approach in building characters for tactical questioning. The first architecture works purely at the textual level, using cross-language information retrieval techniques to learn the best output for any input from a(More)
Trust is a crucial quality in the development of individuals and societies and empathy plays a key role in the formation of trust. Trust and empathy have growing importance in studies of negotiation. However, empathy can be rejected which complicates its role in negotiation. This paper presents a linguistic analysis of empathy by focusing on rejection of(More)
Different cultures have different business communication behaviors. With the acceleration of globalization in business, understanding and accommodating activities in inter-cultural contexts become more regular. Do people from different cultures keep the same style of communication in mono-cultural and intercultural negotiations? Do their behaviors change in(More)
This paper reviews nine available transcription and annotation tools, considering in particular the special difficulties arising from transcribing and annotating multi-party, multi-modal dialogue. Tools are evaluated as to the ability to support the user's annotation scheme, ability to visualize the form of the data, compatibility with other tools,(More)
Trust is a crucial quality in the development of individuals and societies and empathy plays a key role in the formation of trust. Trust and empathy have growing importance in studies of negotiation. However, empathy can be rejected which complicates its role in negotiation. This paper presents a linguistic analysis of empathy by focusing on rejection of(More)