Affect and metaphor sensing in virtual drama

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We report our developments on metaphor and affect sensing for several metaphorical language phenomena including affects as external entities metaphor, food metaphor, animal metaphor, size metaphor, and anger metaphor. The metaphor and affect sensing component has been embedded in a conversational intelligent agent interacting with human users under loose scenarios. Evaluation for the detection of several metaphorical language phenomena and affect is provided. Our paper contributes to the journal themes on believable virtual characters in real-time narrative environment, narrative in digital games and storytelling and educational gaming with social software. Copyright © 2010 Li Zhang and John Barnden.




Zhang, L., & Barnden, J. (2010). Affect and metaphor sensing in virtual drama. International Journal of Computer Games Technology.

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