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Virtual Conversations: An Interface to Knowledge
September/October 2003 (vol. 23 no. 5)
pp. 46-52
William G. Harless, Interactive Drama
Marcia A. Zier, Interactive Drama
Michael G. Harless, Interactive Drama
Robert C. Duncan, University of Miami

Interactive Drama Inc. has developed an innovative, voice-activated multimedia model called Conversim (conversation simulator), which lets a user conduct a virtual interview with a real person whose digitized video images are stored on a personal computer. The model consists of a series of Delphi programs that incorporate state-of-the-art speech recognition and digital video technologies, and that operate on a standard personal computer. The user speaks naturally into a microphone attached to the computer to engage the video character in a face-to-face, simulated conversation.

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William G. Harless, Marcia A. Zier, Michael G. Harless, Robert C. Duncan, "Virtual Conversations: An Interface to Knowledge," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 46-52, Sept.-Oct. 2003, doi:10.1109/MCG.2003.1231177
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