Virtual human personality masks

A human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans

Vaishnavi Krishnan, Adriana Elena Foster, Regis Kopper, Benjamin Lok

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Modeling virtual humans that can exhibit realistic personalities is becoming increasingly important as virtual humans are being widely used for inter-personal skills education. We present Virtual Human Personality Masks, a system that combines human computation with the idea of using existing virtual humans to bootstrap the creation of other virtual humans to enable quick and easy generation of perceivable verbal personalities in virtual humans. To evaluate this system, we created high and low verbosity-level variants of a virtual patient with symptoms of depression and conducted a user study with medical students split between two groups, each interacting with one of the two variants of the virtual patient. The participants' perceived verbosity levels of the virtual patients indicated that not only did the virtual patients created using our system exhibit the intended personality in a perceivable manner, but also exhibited other related personality attributes in a manner that is consistent with the human personality theory analogs of verbosity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents - 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Proceedings
Pages146-152
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2012
Event12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2012 - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 12 2012Sep 14 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7502 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Cruz, CA
Period9/12/129/14/12

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Keywords

  • Conversational Agents
  • Human Computation
  • Personalities
  • Verbosity
  • Virtual Humans
  • Virtual Patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Krishnan, V., Foster, A. E., Kopper, R., & Lok, B. (2012). Virtual human personality masks: A human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans. In Intelligent Virtual Agents - 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Proceedings (pp. 146-152). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7502 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33197-8-15

Virtual human personality masks : A human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans. / Krishnan, Vaishnavi; Foster, Adriana Elena; Kopper, Regis; Lok, Benjamin.

Intelligent Virtual Agents - 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Proceedings. 2012. p. 146-152 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7502 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Krishnan, V, Foster, AE, Kopper, R & Lok, B 2012, Virtual human personality masks: A human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans. in Intelligent Virtual Agents - 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7502 LNAI, pp. 146-152, 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2012, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 9/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33197-8-15
Krishnan V, Foster AE, Kopper R, Lok B. Virtual human personality masks: A human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans. In Intelligent Virtual Agents - 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Proceedings. 2012. p. 146-152. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33197-8-15
Krishnan, Vaishnavi ; Foster, Adriana Elena ; Kopper, Regis ; Lok, Benjamin. / Virtual human personality masks : A human computation approach to modeling verbal personalities in virtual humans. Intelligent Virtual Agents - 12th International Conference, IVA 2012, Proceedings. 2012. pp. 146-152 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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