Despite the growing attention towards the communication adequacy of embodied conversational agents (ECAs), standards for their assessment are still missing. This paper reports about a methodology for the evaluation of the adequacy of facial displays in the expression of some basic emotional states, based on a recognition task. We consider recognition rates and error distribution, both in absolute terms and with respect to a human model. As to data analysis, we propose to resort to standard loglinear techniques and to information-theoretic ones. Results from an experiment are presented and the potentials of the methodology are discussed.
Evaluation of Synthetic Faces: Human Recognition of Emotional Facial Displays
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Springer-Verlag, Berlin, DEU
Affective Dialogue Systems: Tutorial and Research Workshop, ADS 2004, pp. 276–287, Kloster Isree, GERMANY, 14-16 Giugno 2004