Implementation and evaluation of a system to support human relationship formation in networked virtual space

Yoshiharu Yoshimoto, Yuichi Itoh, Yoshifumi Kitamura, Fumio Kishino

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Abstract

The proposed system is designed to support the dynamic formation of human relationships between strangers in networked virtual space. This system attempts to locate the most suitable virtual space for the content of their conversation. The system analyzes the conversation by using morphological analysis and provides candidate virtual spaces related to the conversation topic. Users can change the conversational space freely by choosing one of the candidates. The new virtual space, tailored to the participants' conversation, can potentially enhance the quality and satisfaction the participants perceive during their virtual relationship. In this paper, we describe the implementation and experimental evaluation of our proposed system. Our results show that by placing users in virtual settings that are "aware" of their conversation topics, we can created a compelling and powerful communication paradigm, potentially enhancing the quality of the resulting human relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsAuke Jan Ijspeert, Masayuki Murata, Naoki Wakamiya
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages111-126
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540233393, 9783540233398
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3141
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Yoshimoto, Y., Itoh, Y., Kitamura, Y., & Kishino, F. (2004). Implementation and evaluation of a system to support human relationship formation in networked virtual space. In A. J. Ijspeert, M. Murata, & N. Wakamiya (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 111-126). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3141). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-27835-1_9