Analyzing Nonverbal Listener Responses using Parallel Recordings of Multiple Listeners

I.A. de Kok, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    In this paper we study nonverbal listener responses on a corpus with multiple parallel recorded listeners. These listeners were meant to believe that they were the sole listener, while in fact there were three persons listening to the same speaker. The speaker could only see one of the listeners. We analyze the impact of the particular setup of the corpus on the behavior and perception of the two types of listeners; the listeners that could be seen by the speaker and the listeners that could not be seen. Furthermore we compare the nonverbal listening behaviors of these three listeners to each other with regard to timing and form. We correlate these behaviors with behaviors of the speaker, like pauses and whether the speaker is looking at the listeners or not.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)499-506
    Number of pages8
    JournalCognitive processing
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Backchannels
    • METIS-287853
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231287
    • IR-79865
    • EWI-21420
    • corpus analysis
    • Social Signals
    • Listener Responses

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