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On the role of communicative structure in read aloud applications for elderly

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dc.contributor.author Domínguez Bajo, Mónica
dc.contributor.author Burga Díaz, Alicia
dc.contributor.author Farrús, Mireia
dc.contributor.author Wanner, Leo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-27T15:44:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-27T15:44:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Domínguez M, Burga A, Farrús M, Wanner L. On the role of communicative structure in read aloud applications for elderly. In: André E, Brickmore T, Vrochidis S, Wanner L. Proceedings of the AAMAS Workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents in Home and Geriatric Care Applications co-located with the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM 2018); 2018 Jul 15; Stockholm, Sweden. [Aachen]: CEUR; 2019. p. 40-4.
dc.identifier.issn 1613-0073
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/35868
dc.description Presentat a: the Workshop on Intelligent Conversation Agents in Home and Geriatric Care Applications (AAMAS workshop), celebrat el 15 de juliol de 2018 a Estocolm, Suècia. Conjuntament amb the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM) i the 2nd Workshop on AI for Aging, Rehabilitation, and Independent Assisted Living.
dc.description.abstract Conversational technologies that assist elderly people need to adapt to common disabilities in old age. Visual, hearing and even more so cognitive impairments pose serious difficulties for our seniors to handle a standard conversation with a human. Understanding a virtual agent may be ever harder. In this case, communicative strategies are key to adapt the virtual agent to the needs of elderly users. This paper addresses the role of the communicative structure for expressive speech prosody, which is known to be crucial for better speech comprehension. It reports on efforts to improve prosody within a text-to-speech system based on one aspect of the communicative structure, namely thematicity. The work has been implemented as an application in a social virtual agent, KRISTINA, which reads aloud news articles upon request for elderly users in German.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CEUR Workshop Proceedings
dc.title On the role of communicative structure in read aloud applications for elderly
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
dc.subject.keyword Intelligent conversational agents
dc.subject.keyword Geriatric applications
dc.subject.keyword Communicative structure
dc.subject.keyword Thematicity
dc.subject.keyword Prosody
dc.subject.keyword Text-to-speech
dc.subject.keyword Human-machine interaction
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/645012
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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