This paper reports results in automatic detection of speakers uncertainty in spoken dialogues by using prosodic markers. For this purpose a substantial part of the AMI corpus (a multi-modal multi-party meeting corpus) has been selected and converted to a suitable format so its data could be analyzed for selected prosodic features. In the absence of relevant stance annotations on (un)certainty, lexical markers (hedges) have been used to mark utterances as either certain, or uncertain. Results show that prosodic features can indeed be used to detect speaker uncertainty in spoken dialogues. The classifiers can distinguish uncertain from neutral utterances with an accuracy of 75% which is 25% over the baseline.
|Title of host publication||Sentiment analysis: emotion, metaphor, ontology and terminology|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
Dral, J., Heylen, D. K. J., & op den Akker, H. J. A. (2008). Detecting uncertainty in spoken dialogues: an explorative research to the automatic detection of a speakers' uncertainty by using prosodic markers. In K. Ahmad (Ed.), Sentiment analysis: emotion, metaphor, ontology and terminology (pp. 72-78). Paris: ELRA.