Print Email Facebook Twitter A virtual diary companion Title A virtual diary companion Author Nijholt, A. Meijerink, F. van Maanen, P.P. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Nato Publication year 2008 Abstract Chatbots and embodied conversational agents show turn based conversation behaviour. In current research we almost always assume that each utterance of a human conversational partner should be followed by an intelligent and/or empathetic reaction of chatbot or embodied agent. They are assumed to be alert, trying to please the user. There are other applications which have not yet received much attention and which require a more patient or relaxed attitude, waiting for the right moment to provide feedback to the human partner. Being able and willing to listen is one of the conditions for being successful. In this paper we have some observations on listening behaviour research and introduce one of our applications, the virtual diary companion. To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1389133b-2581-440c-a8ad-f76e4332d127 TNO identifier 23779 Source In: Proceedings Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, Y. Wilks (ed.), University of Sheffield, 6-7 October 2008, Bellagio, Italy, 2008 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.