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Seminar at Speech, Music and Hearing:

Children-machine conversations: User studies in public settings

Linda Bell & Joakim Gustafson, TeliaSonera


In this talk, we will give an overview of child-computer dialogue systems, and also describe some of our experiences over the last 8 years in developing conversational systems for children and adolescents. The August system, an information kiosk, was exposed to the general public and put on display in an exhibition area downtown Stockholm. The Pixie system, a virtual home helper, was available as part of a museum exhibition at the Technical museum of Stockholm for almost two years. Finally, the NICE system, a speech-enabled computer game, was made available to young museum visitors and school children of different ages.

Our data collections and subsequent analyses have focused on how users adapt their language and dialogue behavior when they interact with the multimodal dialogue systems. We have studied differences between adult and children behavior in human-computer interaction, and have made efforts to analyze how the system design influenced the users\' behavior at different levels.

15:00 - 17:00
Friday May 12, 2006

The seminar is held in Fantum.

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