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Evaluation of a virtual Narrator's expressiveness in terms of suspense signaling

 
: Braun, Norbert; Rieger, Thomas

Göbel, S.; Spierling, U.; Hoffmann, A.; Iurgel, I.; Schneider, O.:
Technologies for interactive digital storytelling and entertainment : Second international conference, TIDSE 2004, Darmstadt, Germany, June 24 - 26, 2004. Proceedings
Berlin: Springer, 2004 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3105)
ISBN: 3-540-22283-9
ISSN: 0302-9743
pp.89-94
International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (TIDSE) <2, 2004, Darmstadt>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
virtual narrator; interactive storytelling; emotion expression; facial expression analysis

Abstract
In this paper, we describe the results of the evaluation of a Virtual Character, used as a human-like, automated narrator with focus on the signaling of suspenseful situations within stories to the Virtual Narrator's audience. Signaling is done via facial expression and gestures, driven by an underlying story examination mechanism. This mechanism uses an automatic generated story to get points of suspense progression, conflicts between story actors, and the relevance of story fragments. It indicates these points to an expressiveness module, which assigns expressiveness states to the Virtual Narrator.

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