Press Release - Immediate
Paris, France, July 8, 2022
ELRA is pleased to announce the release of the Corpus of Interactions between Seniors and an Empathic Virtual Coach in Spanish, French and Norwegian. This corpus was built within the EMPATHIC project (Empathic, Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderly), funded within the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. It consists of video recordings, obtained through a webcam. These recordings were made during user conversations with a Wizard of Oz (WOZ) and with an automatic dialogue system. Several topics were involved in the conversations that were carried out in three different languages: Spanish, French and Norwegian.
The corpus can be found in the ELRA Catalogue under the following links and references:
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About EMPATHIC project
The purposes of EMPATHIC project are to research, innovate and validate new paradigms, laying the foundation for future generations of Personalised Virtual Coaches to help elderly people to live independently. The following partners collaborated on this project: the University of Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain), OSATEK (Spain), the University of Barcelona (Spain), Oslo University Hospital (Norway), e-Seniors Association (France), Tunstall Healthcare (Spain and Sweden), Intelligent Voice (United Kingdom), Acapela Group (Belgium), Institut Mines-Télécom (France), and Università degli Studi della Campania “L. Vanvitelli” (Italy).
To find out more about EMPATHIC project, please visit: http://www.empathic-project.eu/
The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is a non-profit making organisation founded by the European Commission in 1995, with the mission of providing a clearing house for language resources and promoting Human Language Technologies (HLT).