EDTree: Emotional Dialogue Trees for Game Based Training.

Collins, J., Hisrt, W., Tang, W., Luu, C., Smith, P., Watson, A and Sahandi, R., 2016. EDTree: Emotional Dialogue Trees for Game Based Training. In: Edutainment 2016, 15-17 April 2016, Hangzhou, China, pp. 77-84.

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Abstract

Immersion and interactivity are a major focus when creat- ing gaming applications, as technology has improved and enabled the creation of larger and more detailed virtual environments the need for more engaging NPCs (non-playable characters) is also required. Many games utilise a form of dialogue tree when conversing with characters within a gaming application, allowing the user to choose their question- s/responses. While this method does provide a dynamic conversation system, it is quite a one-sided level of interactivity with the NPC simply responding to the current question without it a ecting the conversation on a whole. We present a novel dialogue system that explores the emo- tional state of the NPC to provide a more complex form of dialogue tree, termed EDTree (Emotional Dialogue Tree). Based on user actions, the interactions between the user and the NPC are enriched by the emo- tional state of the NPC. Utilising this system will provide an immersive experience based around improved believability of virtual characters. To demonstrate the e ectiveness of our approach, we show an example of a training system that explores the use of gaming technology and the proposed EDTree.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISSN:0302-9743
Additional Information:Collins J. et al. (2016) EDTree: Emotional Dialogue Trees for Game Based Training. In: El Rhalibi A., Tian F., Pan Z., Liu B. (eds) E-Learning and Games. Edutainment 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9654. Springer, Cham
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:27441
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Mar 2017 12:22
Last Modified:01 Mar 2017 12:25

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