Behavior Markup Language

Stefan Kopp, Brigitte Krenn, Stacy Marsella, Andrew N. Marshall, Catherine Pelachaud, Hannes Pirker, Kristinn R. Thórisson, Hannes Vilhjálmsson, Norman Badler, Lewis Johnson

This project is part of an international effort to unify a multimodal behavior generation framework for Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs). We propose a three stage model we call SAIBA where the stages represent intent planning, behavior planning and behavior realization. A Function Markup Language (FML), describing intent without referring to physical behavior, mediates between the first two stages and a Behavior Markup Language (BML) describing desired physical realization, mediates between the last two stages. In this paper we focus on BML. The hope is that this abstraction and modularization will help ECA researchers pool their resources to build more sophisticated virtual humans.

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Protocol BML workshop Nov06 Other Sector 1 Protocol of the BML/Gesticon workshop in Vienna, Nov 6-8. 90.6 KBytes 2006-11-12 Download
Paper at IVA'06 Other Sector 1 First comprehensive paper on the SAIBA framework and the Behavior Markup Language in particular. 482.6 KBytes 2006-06-14 Download
IVA 06 presentation Other Sector 1 These are the slides of the SAIBA/BML presentation to IVA06 and the follow-up workshop in Vienna. 760.6 KBytes 2006-11-23 Download

Project created: 2006-06-14