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PageRank on Semantic Networks, with Application to Word Sense Disambiguation
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This paper presents a new open text word sense disambiguation method that combines the use of logical inferences with PageRank-style algorithms applied on graphs extracted from natural language documents. Expand
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Faculty-Librarian Collaboration for Library Services in the Online Classroom: Student Evaluation Results and Recommended Practices for Implementation
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In this paper, we examine the inclusion of a librarian in the online classroom as a way to supplement the loss of the face-to-face relationship that exists or can potentially exist in a campus setting. Expand
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The VISTA Project : An Agent Architecture for Virtual Interactive Storytelling
VISTAs, Virtual Interactive Story Telling Agents, interact with users through natural language query/answer patterns derived from the analysis of narrative content developed from multimedia. ThisExpand
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Semantic document engineering with WordNet and PageRank
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This paper describes Natural Language Processing techniques for document engineering in combination with graph algorithms and statistical methods and evaluates their accuracy on standard benchmarks. Expand
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Traces and Projections : Exploring the Patterns of Storytelling
This paper describes a framework for building story traces (compact global views of a narrative) and story projections (selections of key story elements) and their applications in digitalExpand
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The Emergent Properties of Multimedia Applications for Storytelling Pedagogy in a Distance Education Online Learning Community
  • E. Figa
  • Computer Science
  • 5 December 2007
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This study analyzed pedagogical strategies for the use of multimedia technologies to teach storytelling via distance education to an online learning community. Expand
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A Multidimensional Scale Model to Measure the Interactivity of Virtual Storytelling
  • Eun-Hye Chung, E. Figa
  • Computer Science
  • International Conference on Virtual Storytelling
  • 30 November 2005
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A measure of interactivity not only can quantify the construct of virtual storytelling systems and thus make it possible to find the precise relationship between interactivity and other variables, but also can help ensure the effective development process. Expand
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Knowledge-based conversational agents and virtual storytelling
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We describe an architecture for building speech-enabled conversational agents, deployed as self-contained Web services, with ability to provide inference processing on very large knowledge bases and its application to voice enabled chatbots in a virtual storytelling environment. Expand
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The VISTA architecture: experiencing stories through virtual storytelling agents
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VISTAs (Virtual Interactive Story Telling Agents) interact with users through natural language query/answer patterns derived from the analysis of narrative content developed from multimedia. Expand
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Enhancing the virtual storytelling experience with metadata driven voice enabled conversational agents
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This paper describes a software component deployed as a Web service which enhances a user's online experience with a Virtual Storytelling Library through the use of voice-enabled Web-based conversational agents. Expand
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