Thespian: Modeling Socially Normative Behavior in a Decision-Theoretic Framework

@inproceedings{Si2006ThespianMS,
  title={Thespian: Modeling Socially Normative Behavior in a Decision-Theoretic Framework},
  author={Mei Si and Stacy Marsella and David V. Pynadath},
  booktitle={IVA},
  year={2006}
}
To facilitate lifelike conversations with the human players in interactive dramas, virtual characters should follow similar conversational norms as those that govern human-human conversations. In this paper, we present a model of conversational norms in a decision-theoretic framework. This model is employed in the Thespian interactive drama system. In Thespian, characters have explicit goals of following norms, in addition to their other personal goals, and use a unified decision-theoretic… CONTINUE READING

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