T2D: Generating Dialogues Between Virtual Agents Automatically from Text

  title={T2D: Generating Dialogues Between Virtual Agents Automatically from Text},
  author={Paul Piwek and Hugo Hernault and Helmut Prendinger and Mitsuru Ishizuka},
The Text2Dialogue (T2D) system that we are developing allows digital content creators to generate attractive multi-modal dialogues presented by two virtual agents—by simply providing textual information as input. We use Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) to decompose text into segments and to identify rhetorical discourse relations between them. These are then “acted out” by two 3D agents using synthetic speech and appropriate conversational gestures. In this paper, we present version 1.0 of the… CONTINUE READING
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