Gesture with Meaning

  title={Gesture with Meaning},
  author={Margot Lhommet and Stacy Marsella},
Embodied conversational agents (ECA) should exhibit nonverbal behaviors that are meaningfully related to their speech and mental state. This paper describes Cerebella, a system that automatically derives communicative functions from the text and audio of an utterance by combining lexical, acoustic, syntactic, semantic and rhetorical analyses. Communicative functions are then mapped to a multimodal behavior performance. Two studies demonstrate that the generated performances are meaningful and… CONTINUE READING
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