Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

Multimodal Aspects of Positive and Negative Responses in Polish Task-Oriented Dialogues

Zofia Malisz (1,2), Maciej Karpiński (1,3)

(1) Centre for Speech and Language Processing, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
(2) Bielefeld University, Germany
(3) Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

The paper reports on a multimodal analysis of short positive and negative responses in a corpus of Polish task-oriented dialogues. In the present task, responses most frequently functioned as realisations of affirmative and negative feedback and confirmation/disconfirmation. We describe prosodic and visual cues, namely intonation, head movement and smile that may distinguish between the main dialogue act functions in the studied corpus. Integrating our findings, we present a preliminary multimodal picture of this class of dialogue contributions in Polish.

Index Terms: dialogue, feedback, Polish, multimodal

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Bibliographic reference.  Malisz, Zofia / Karpiński, Maciej (2010): "Multimodal aspects of positive and negative responses in Polish task-oriented dialogues", In SP-2010, paper 888.