Authors: Toyoaki Nishida
Addresses: Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Abstract: I present an approach on conversational knowledge process based on conversation quantisation, which is a technique of approximating a continuous flow of conversation by a series of conversation quanta that represent points of the discourse. Conversation quantisation allows for implementing a rather robust conversation system by basing it on the large amount of conversational quanta collected from the real world. I describe techniques for extracting conversation quanta from the real-world conversation, spatially accumulating them for visual manipulation, and using conversation quanta to drive embodied conversational agents.
Keywords: conversational informatics; social intelligence design; conversation quantisation; social artefacts; conversational knowledge.
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2007 Vol.3 No.2, pp.134 - 144
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