Dialogue Act Annotation in a Multimodal Corpus of First Encounter Dialogues

Costanza Navarretta, Patrizia Paggio


Abstract
This paper deals with the annotation of dialogue acts in a multimodal corpus of first encounter dialogues, i.e. face-to- face dialogues in which two people who meet for the first time talk with no particular purpose other than just talking. More specifically, we describe the method used to annotate dialogue acts in the corpus, including the evaluation of the annotations. Then, we present descriptive statistics of the annotation, particularly focusing on which dialogue acts often follow each other across speakers and which dialogue acts overlap with gestural behaviour. Finally, we discuss how feedback is expressed in the corpus by means of feedback dialogue acts with or without co-occurring gestural behaviour, i.e. multimodal vs. unimodal feedback.
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2020.lrec-1.80
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Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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May
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2020
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Marseille, France
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association
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634–643
Language:
English
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.lrec-1.80
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Costanza Navarretta and Patrizia Paggio. 2020. Dialogue Act Annotation in a Multimodal Corpus of First Encounter Dialogues. In Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pages 634–643, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
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