AbstractA Polish company is looking for a technology to create an avatar (human like figure) capable to answer questions asked by the user of a web-page. The company acting as a private educational facility wants to expand its current activities and services by implementing advanced web solution which would significantly improve their position. Such avatar by cooperating with other IT – tools (database, etc.) should provide accurate information to end user in a form of “talking avatar”.
DetailsThis technology should create a web-based-operated avatar capable to work with english and preferably polish (speech) suppling end user with required data acquired from a database. More specific data can be found at the technical section. Further details concerning the method of operation can be acquired after confirmation.
Technical Specifications / Specific technical requirements:
More specific description:
a) fluent speech of the avatar based on text response (text-to-speech)
preservation of natural intonation. When defining the expression for the avatar, it should be possible to add extra characters / features modifying the pace and intonation of speech
b) Appropriately tailored video / animation that mimics the form of speech
imitating the best possible verbal and nonverbal elements associated with the statement (paragraph movements, gestures, grimaces, body movements). The program should allow selection and modification of behavior through the operator/admin interface
c) Languages supported by the avatar: English, preferably as well as other languages, including Polish.
d) Avatar should be fit for web-page.
In addition to speech (audio), subtitles should also be available – (text of speeches and related links to web pages).