Respiratory Turn-Taking Cues

Marcin Włodarczak, Mattias Heldner

This paper investigates to what extent breathing can be used as a cue to turn-taking behaviour. The paper improves on existing accounts by considering all possible transitions between speaker states (silent, speaking, backchanneling) and by not relying on global speaker models. Instead, all features (including breathing range and resting expiratory level) are estimated in an incremental fashion using the left-hand context. We identify several inhalatory features relevant to turn-management, and assess the fit of models with these features as predictors of turn-taking behaviour.

DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2016-346

Cite as

Włodarczak, M., Heldner, M. (2016) Respiratory Turn-Taking Cues. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 1275-1279.

author={Marcin Włodarczak and Mattias Heldner},
title={Respiratory Turn-Taking Cues},
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},