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A Serious Game Engine for Interview Simulation: Application to the development of doctor-patient communication

Guo, Jing and Singer, Nicolas and Bastide, Rémi A Serious Game Engine for Interview Simulation: Application to the development of doctor-patient communication. (2014) In: International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications - VS-GAMES 2014, 9 September 2014 - 12 September 2014 (Malta, Malta).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VS-Games.2014.7012026


In this paper we present the architecture of a conversation engine aimed to simulate an interview process between a human and a computer player. This component is a central element of many serious games where educational goal is to develop player communication skills. We demonstrate the use of our engine in AgileDoctor, a serious game project for training medical students and general practitioners to communicate with their patients, so as to improve their long-term relationship and provide a higher quality health care. Our proposed conversation engine uses a generic method to combine the game scenario and the educational objectives. The game scenario is described by an instance of a model that formalizes the general doctor-patient interview process and the skills to develop. The conversation engine is able to use this model to engage a challenging dialogue with a human player where missing skills are focused. The proposed design methodology is not bound to the health domain and is transferable to a large range of educational usages

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HAL Id:hal-01147285
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Région Midi-Pyrénées - CUFR Jean-François Champollion
Deposited On:01 Apr 2015 10:42

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