Life Like CharactersLife Like Characters

1 Introduction Life-like characters are synthetic agents apparently living on the
screens of computers. An early characterization of life-like characters can be
found in the work of Joseph Bates who refers to them as emotional [5] and
believable ...

Author: Helmut Prendinger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662083734


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For the first time, a comprehensive collection of the latest developments in scripting and representation languages for life-like characters. The text introduces toolkits for authoring animated characters which further supports the practicality and ease of use of this new interface technology. As life-like characters is a vibrant research area, various applications have been designed and implemented. The text covers the most successful and promising applications, ranging from product presentation and student training to knowledge integration and interactive gaming. It also discusses the key challenges in the area and provides design guidelines for employing life-like characters.

Intelligent Virtual AgentsIntelligent Virtual Agents

Life-like. Characters. for. the. Personal. Exploration. of. Active. Cultural. Heritage.
Talk. Summary. Antonio Kr ̈uger Saarland University FB Informatik, Geb. 36
66123 Saarbr ̈ucken, Germany This talk will focus on perspectives and
problems ...

Author: Thomas Rist

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540200037


Page: 372

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This volume, containing the proceedings of IVA 2003, held at Kloster Irsee, in Germany, September 15–17, 2003, is testimony to the growing importance of IntelligentVirtualAgents(IVAs) asaresearch?eld.Wereceived67submissions, nearly twice as many as for IVA 2001, not only from European countries, but from China, Japan, and Korea, and both North and South America. As IVA research develops, a growing number of application areas and pl- forms are also being researched. Interface agents are used as part of larger - plications, often on the Web. Education applications draw on virtual actors and virtual drama, while the advent of 3D mobile computing and the convergence of telephones and PDAs produce geographically-aware guides and mobile - tertainment applications. A theme that will be apparent in a number of the papers in this volume is the impact of embodiment on IVA research – a char- teristic di?erentiating it to some extent from the larger ?eld of software agents.

Shakespeare His Life Art and CharactersShakespeare His Life Art and Characters

The piece, its date considered, is certainly one of no little merit: it has
considerable wit and humour, in which there is nothing coarse or vulgar; the
dialogue abounds in variety and spirit, and the characters are well discriminated
and life-like.

Author: H.N Hudson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752361629


Page: 340

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Reproduction of the original: Shakespeare: His Life, Art, and Characters by H.N Hudson

Trials of CharacterTrials of Character

For no one of us can be molded in an instant nor can a man's life be suddenly
changed or his nature altered. (69)" The Roman belief in the relative immutability
of character and in its role as the dictator of one's intentions, plans, and actions is

Author: James M. May

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807817597


Page: 215

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By its very nature, the art of oratory involves character. Verbal persuasion entails the presentation of a persona by the speaker that affects an audience for good or ill. In this book, James May explores the role and extent of Cicero's use of ethos and d

Eulogium on the Life and Character of Gen William Henry Harrison Late President of the United StatesEulogium on the Life and Character of Gen William Henry Harrison Late President of the United States

a decided preference to Major General HARRISON as a successor .Having
served a campaign with General HARRISON , by which I have been enabled to
form some opinion of his military talents and capacity to command , I feel no
hesitation ...

Author: Thomas Williams




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Intelligent Technologies for Interactive EntertainmentIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment

The key idea of our edutainment framework is that all actions of a visitor are
tracked and commented by two life-like guides. Visitors get the feeling that the
anthropomorphic characters observe, follow and understand their actions and
provide ...

Author: Mark Maybury

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540305095


Page: 344

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2005 held in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy in November/December 2005. Among the intelligent computational technologies covered are adaptive media presentations, recommendation systems in media scalable crossmedia, affective user interfaces, intelligent speech interfaces, tele-presence in entertainment, collaborative user models and group behavior, collaborative and virtual environments, cross domain user models, animation and virtual characters, holographic interfaces, augmented, virtual and mixed reality, computer graphics and multimedia, pervasive multimedia, creative language environments, computational humour, etc. The 21 revised full papers and 15 short papers presented together with 12 demonstration papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 39 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics, including intelligent interactive games, intelligent music systems, interactive cinema, edutainment, interactive art, interactive museum guides, city and tourism explorers assistants, shopping assistants, interactive real TV, interactive social networks, interactive storytelling, personal diaries, websites and blogs, and comprehensive assisting environments for special populations (impaired, children, elderly).

James Meetwell or Incidents errors experiences in the life of a Scottish merchant People s edJames Meetwell or Incidents errors experiences in the life of a Scottish merchant People s ed

But what fascinated us more than anything is the keen knowledge of human life
and character which the book presents . ... The author is a correct observer , and
has depicted many life - like characters in the pages before us ; none of which ...

Author: James Meetwell (


ISBN: OXFORD:600071677



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As You Like ItAs You Like It

Even the wicked characters find peace and happiness in the Forest of Arden . It
changes Oliver and Duke Frederick , for example , from their evil ways into good
men . Although real country people live in it , the forest changes outsiders into ...

Author: Jennifer Mulherin

Publisher: Cherrytree Books

ISBN: 1842340433


Page: 31

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Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

Celebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Dustin Hoffman Famous ActorsCelebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Dustin Hoffman Famous Actors

Early life Dustin's Family Life Academic Career The Time of Struggle An Iconic
Hollywood Star Dustin Lee Hoffman is one of the legendary and ... He took life-
like and challenging roles and adroitly built them as the most inspiring characters

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green




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Ever wondered how Dustin Hoffman rose to stardom? Hoffman has been in acting career since from 1960’s. This ebook reveals that how he made himself such a legendary figure. How his journey of struggle and eventually success has been? This throws light on various aspects of his family life and career building. Success or victory is never served in a platter. Similarly respect is never granted easily. These things have to be earned through constant hard work, dedication and commitment. Indeed Dustin is that figure who is role model for the coming generations. Beside the heart breaking challenges, he continued his journey and survived to tell his amazing tale. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon Nathaniel Bowditch A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon Nathaniel Bowditch

Must we remain , and never read the page Whereon those starry characters are
writ ? No — thank the warnings of approaching age-Ourselves , like thee , this
earthy globe must quit . Sublime , like thee , our weaker view shall scan The
frame ...

Author: Alexander Young


ISBN: UCAL:$B35808


Page: 119

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The Life of George EliotThe Life of George Eliot

We assume that Cross had access to his wife's thoughts about what her first
biography should be and that he offered facts and anecdotes as selectively as
her narrators dole out information about characters. Any biography of Eliot today
must ...

Author: Nancy Henry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118274675


Page: 448

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The life story of the Victorian novelist George Eliot is as dramatic and complex as her best plots. This new assessment of her life and work combines recent biographical research with penetrating literary criticism, resulting in revealing new interpretations of her literary work. A fresh look at George Eliot's captivating life story Includes original new analysis of her writing Deploys the latest biographical research Combines literary criticism with biographical narrative to offer a rounded perspective

Multimodal Intelligent Information PresentationMultimodal Intelligent Information Presentation

The research field on lifelike characters is a promising area for investigating
challenging issues in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interfaces.
Lifelike characters are a kind of multimodal interfaces where the modalities are
those ...

Author: Oliviero Stock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402030509


Page: 346

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Intelligent Multimodal Information Presentation relates to the ability of a computer system to automatically produce interactive information presentations, taking into account the specifics about the user, such as needs, interests and knowledge, and engaging in a collaborative interaction that helps the retrieval of relevant information and its understanding on the part of the user. The volume includes descriptions of some of the most representative recent works on Intelligent Information Presentation and a view of the challenges ahead.

The Irish MonthlyThe Irish Monthly

TT must often strike the reader that one point in which the criticism 1 of a great life
, or of a work of high talent , frequently ... s high talent in depicting life - like
characters so many - sided as to admit of scrutiny from such opposite stand -
points .



ISBN: UOM:39015010953977



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William Golding s Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding s Lord of the Flies

As it is obvious , the characters in this novel tend to be allegorical and the entire
narration gets the look of a fable . ... It is interesting to note that the incidents on
the island are carefully chosen so that life - like sketches of the characters as well

Author: Santwana Haldar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126906413


Page: 184

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During The Post-War Years The Experimental Tendency In British Novel Continued, But The Critics Lamented That The Mid-Twentieth Century British Literature Produced No Ulysses. William Golding S Lord Of The Flies (1954) Was Accepted As An Experiment With The Restoration Of Fable In English Fiction, A Reconstruction At An Adult Level Of R.M. Ballantyne S Coral Island. Thanks To The Nobel Prize Awarded To Golding In 1983, Lord Of The Flies Came To The Limelight And Its Underlying Philosophy Has Been Variously Interpreted Since Then. In The Face Of An Upsurge In Golding Criticism, And More Specifically, In Lord Of The Flies, The Novel Demands Fresh Discussions. The Present Book Seeks To Acquaint The Readers First With The Theme Of The Novel, And Then With The Discourses Invited By The Theme.A Detailed Analysis Of Each Of The Chapters Of The Novel Is The Special Attraction Of This Critical Study. It Is Not Just A Summary, But A Critical Analysis Of The Events, Symbols, Images And Reflections Of The Characters Introduced In The Novel. The Chapter-Wise Discussion Will Inspire The Readers To Go Through The Original Text Thoroughly For Having A First Hand Knowledge Of Golding S Art. It Will Also Help The Readers To Develop An Understanding Of Golding As A Novelist Even Before Reading The Original Text.The Chapters On Golding S Concept Of Evil And The Innate Depravity Of Man, Potential Savagery Of Children, Sin And Expiation, The Post-World War Scenario And Elements Of Post-Colonial Writing Are Designed To Project Lord Of The Flies As A Post-Colonial Novel Of Ideas. The Book Also Contains Separate Chapters On Narrative Skill, Characterization, Plot And Structure Which Are Helpful For The Students. The Discussion Is Marked By A Critical Insight That Serves Not Only The Advanced Scholars But Also The Common Students Who Will Be Benefited By The Lucid Presentation.

D H Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic LifeD H Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic Life

STRUGGLE TO LOVE Like "The Princess," "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter" (
originally titled "The Miracle") concerns two characters who surrender their
mental ...

Author: Barbara A. Schapiro

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791442985


Page: 155

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Contributing to the debate about D. H. Lawrence's relationship with and fictional portrayal of women, this book discusses how the dynamic tensions of his art dramatically reenact the competing forces of psychic and relational life. In her examination of Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and various short stories, Schapiro discusses how Lawrence's best works reveal a continual struggle to recognize and be recognized by the other as an independent subject. Drawing on Jessica Benjamin's psychoanalytic theory of intersubjectivity, she also demonstrates how a breakdown of balanced subject-subject relations in his texts gives rise to defensive polarities of gender and of domination and submission.

Mordaunt sketches of life characters and manners in various countriesMordaunt sketches of life characters and manners in various countries

London herself , she will give what account she thinks proper of our rencounter ;
but I should not like to have it anticipated by any friend of mine . I believe this hint
was superfluous ; I know your discretion . Yours , J . HORDAUNT . LETTER ...

Author: John Moore


ISBN: NYPL:33433076055346



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