Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Linguistic and Paralinguistic Differences Between Multimodal and Telephone-Only Dialogues

Kyung-ho Loken-Kim, Fumihiro Yato, Laurel Fais, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Akira Kurematsu

ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, KyotoJapan

The results of a pilot study comparing linguistic behavior of speakers in telephone-only and multimodal communicative environments, are reported. The subjects, native speakers of Japanese, conducted goal-oriented conversations in each environment. Linguistic differences (disfluency rates, and use of intention types, syntactic structures, and deictic expressions) and paralinguistic differences (ease of use, and utilization of media) are discussed. Suggestions are made for incorporating these findings into the design of multimodal spoken language interpretation systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  Loken-Kim, Kyung-ho / Yato, Fumihiro / Fais, Laurel / Morimoto, Tsuyoshi / Kurematsu, Akira (1994): "Linguistic and paralinguistic differences between multimodal and telephone-only dialogues", In ICSLP-1994, 571-574.