Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Collecting and Analyzing Nonverbal Elements for Maintenance of Dialog Using a Wizard of Oz Simulation

Itou Katunobu (1), Akiba Tomoyosi (2), Hasegawa Osamu (1), Hayamizu Satoru (1), Tanaka Kazuyo (1)

(1) Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan
(2) Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

This paper describes collection and analysis of nonverbal elements for maintenance of dialogue using a Wizard of Oz (WOZ) simulation. The WOZ technique is one in which a human (who is called the wizard) plays the role of the system in a simulated interaction between human and system. Many WOZ experiments have been reported to date, but they have been mainly designed to develop a specific spoken dialogue application. Our WOZ experiment is designed to collect data in order to analyze the elements which allow interaction between human and machine. We have done experiments for forty subjects. Each subject talked with the WOZ system from twenty to seventy minutes.

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Bibliographic reference.  Katunobu, Itou / Tomoyosi, Akiba / Osamu, Hasegawa / Satoru, Hayamizu / Kazuyo, Tanaka (1994): "Collecting and analyzing nonverbal elements for maintenance of dialog using a wizard of oz simulation", In ICSLP-1994, 907-910.