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dc.contributor.authorVOGEL, CARLen
dc.contributor.authorBONIN, FRANCESCAen
dc.contributor.authorCAMPBELL, NICKen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T15:31:28Z
dc.date.available2015-09-16T15:31:28Z
dc.date.createdSeptember 6-10, 2015en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationFrancesca Bonin, Nick Campbell and Carl Vogel, The discourse value of social signals at topic change moments, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), Dresden, Germany, September 6-10, 2015, 2015, 1967-1971en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/74581
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.descriptionISSN 2308-457Xen
dc.descriptionDresden, Germanyen
dc.description.abstractThe dynamics of social interactions during human-human conversation have attracted the attention of many researchers aiming at improving the naturalness of automatic dialogue systems and creating socially aware machines. While many studies have investigate social dynamics in relation to the emotional sphere of a conversation, in this work we investigate whether these dynamics are correlated with the discourse structure, particularly topic changes. We conduct an observational study in two corpora of differing nature. In both corpora we find that at topic terminations, the interactional entropy, defined as the amount of social signals exchanged by the participants, decreases with the introduction of a new topic. We conclude that a relation exists between topic changes and amount of social interaction and, hence, that social signals have a discourse value in addition to a social function. This value, we suggest, is group acknowledgement that a new topic has gained the floor. Understanding these social dynamics within conversations can be exploited in the development of socially aware dialogue systems.en
dc.format.extent1967-1971en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectComputational linguisticsen
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen
dc.subjectsemanticsen
dc.subjectpragmaticsen
dc.subjectsocial signal analysisen
dc.subjectParalinguistic signalsen
dc.subjectTopic Changeen
dc.subjectlaughteren
dc.titleThe discourse value of social signals at topic change momentsen
dc.title.alternativeProceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015)en
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.sponsorScience Foundation Ireland (SFI)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/vogelen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/nicken
dc.identifier.rssinternalid106260en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber09/IN.1/1263en
dc.subject.TCDThemeAgeingen
dc.subject.TCDThemeDigital Humanitiesen
dc.subject.TCDThemeIntelligent Content & Communicationsen
dc.subject.TCDTagComputational linguisticsen
dc.subject.TCDTagConversation and discourse analysisen
dc.subject.TCDTagCorpus Linguisticsen
dc.subject.TCDTagDiscourse & Dialogueen
dc.subject.TCDTagDiscourse analysisen
dc.subject.TCDTagDiscourse markersen
dc.subject.TCDTagLINGUISTICSen
dc.subject.TCDTagPragmaticsen
dc.subject.TCDTagPsycholinguisticsen
dc.subject.TCDTagSEMANTIC ANALYSISen
dc.subject.TCDTagSEMANTICSen
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://isca-speech.org/archive/interspeech_2015/i15_1967.htmlen


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