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A method, in accordance with the present invention, which may be implemented by a program storage device readable by machine, tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by the machine to perform steps for providing emotions for a conversational system, includes representing each of a plurality of emotions as an entity. A level of each emotion is updated responsive either user stimuli or internal stimuli or both. When a threshold level is achieved for each emotion, the user stimuli and internal stimuli are reacted to by notifying components subscribing to each emotion to take appropriate action.

Title
Adaptive emotion and initiative generator for conversational systems
Application Number
9/394556
Publication Number
6598020 (B1)
Application Date
September 10, 1999
Publication Date
July 22, 2003
Inventor
Daniel M Coffman
Bethel
CT, US
Ponani Gopalakrishnan
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Ganesh N Ramaswamy
Ossining
NY, US
Jan Kleindienst
Kladno-Krochehlavy
US
Agent
F Chau & Associates
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G10L 21/00
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