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Conversational Agents, Humorous Act Construction, and Social Intelligence

Nijholt, Antinus; Dautenhahn, K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: The Society for the Study of AI and the Simulation of Behav.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Humans use humour to ease communication problems in human-human interaction and in a similar way humour can be used to solve communication problems that arise with human-computer interaction. We discuss the role of embodied conversational agents in human-computer interaction and we have observations on the generation of humorous acts and on the appropriateness of displaying them by embodied conversational agents in order to smoothen, when necessary, their interactions with a human partner. The humorous acts we consider are generated spontaneously. They are the product of an appraisal of the conversational situation and the possibility to generate a humorous act ...
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Medical Subject Headings: sense organseye diseasesgenetic structuresfluids and secretions
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: HMI-HF: Human Factors, EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/507422, EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/506811, EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP5/30039
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