Multimodal Corpus Analysis as a Method for Ensuring Cultural Usability of Embodied Conversational Agents

Yukiko Nakano and Matthias Rehm

erschienen 2009 "Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Centered Design: Held as Part of HCI International 2009", HCD 09, Pages 521 - 530

Verlag: Springer

ISBN: 978-3-642-02805-2 DOI:


In this paper we propose the method of multimodal corpus analysis to collect enough empirical data for modeling the behavior of embodied conversational agents. This is a prerequisite to ensure the usability of such complex interactive systems. So far, the development of embodied agents suffers from a lack of explicit usability methods. In most cases, the consideration of usability aspects is constrained to preliminary user tests at the end of the development process.