3rd party observer gaze as a continuous measure of dialogue flow

Jens Edlund, Simon Alexandersson, Jonas Beskow, Lisa Gustavsson, Mattias Heldner, Anna Hjalmarsson, Petter Kallionen, Ellen Marklund


Abstract
We present an attempt at using 3rd party observer gaze to get a measure of how appropriate each segment in a dialogue is for a speaker change. The method is a step away from the current dependency of speaker turns or talkspurts towards a more general view of speaker changes. We show that 3rd party observers do indeed largely look at the same thing (the speaker), and how this can be captured and utilized to provide insights into human communication. In addition, the results also suggest that there might be differences in the distribution of 3rd party observer gaze depending on how information-rich an utterance is.
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L12-1612
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)
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May
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2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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1354–1358
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/1026_Paper.pdf
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