4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Analysis of Head Movements and its Role in Spoken Dialogue

Yuri Iwano, Shioya Kageyama, Emi Morikawa, Shu Nakazato, Katsuhiko Shirai

School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

In this research, we analyzed the relationship between semantics of utterances and movements of head in a natural dialogue and a task oriented one in Japanese. We are going to show that visual information such as head movement will be useful for managing a dialogue and reducing the vagueness of semantics. First we extracted the head movements calculated automatically in a natural conversation and going to indicate the role of it. After this we will show an analysis of head movements during a cooperative problem solving task to construct a natural dialogue system in which initiative of the conversation moves. We will show the effectiveness of using visual information in a multimodal dialogue system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Iwano, Yuri / Kageyama, Shioya / Morikawa, Emi / Nakazato, Shu / Shirai, Katsuhiko (1996): "Analysis of head movements and its role in spoken dialogue", In ICSLP-1996, 2167-2170.