Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:1689 pages:98-107
Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns
Two tourist guides are described. One supports a virtual tour through an archaeological site, the other a tour through a real exhibition. The first system is based on the 3D reconstruction of the ancient city of Sagalassos. A virtual guide, represented by an animated mask can be given commands using natural speech. Through its expressions the mask makes clear whether the questions have been understood, whether they make sense, etc. Its presence largely increases the intuitiveness of the interface. This system is described only very concisely.