ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

OLGA - a dialogue system with an animated talking agent

Jonas Beskow, Kjell Elenius, Scott McGlashan

The object of the Olga project is to develop an interactive 3D animated talking agent. A futuristic application scenario is interactive digital TV, where the Olga agent would guide naive users through the various services available on the network. The current application is a consumer information service for microwave ovens. Olga required the development of a system with components from many different fields: multimodal interfaces, dialogue management, speech recognition, speech synthesis, graphics, animation, facilities for direct manipulation and database handling. To integrate all knowledge sources Olga is implemented with separate modules communicating with a central dialogue interaction manager. In this paper we mainly describe the talking animated agent and the dialogue manager. There is also a short description of the preliminary speech recogniser used in the project.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-471

Cite as: Beskow, J., Elenius, K., McGlashan, S. (1997) OLGA - a dialogue system with an animated talking agent. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 1651-1654, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-471

@inproceedings{beskow97_eurospeech,
  author={Jonas Beskow and Kjell Elenius and Scott McGlashan},
  title={{OLGA - a dialogue system with an animated talking agent}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={1651--1654},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-471},
  issn={1018-4074}
}