Differences in Listener Responses between Procedural and Narrative Tasks

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

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    In the long tradition of corpus based research on listener behavior, whether it entails linguistic analysis or social signal processing, many different tasks have been used during the recording of the corpus. So far in no study the task which has been given to the participants has been an independent variable and no studies have looked into the effect of this variable on listener responses. In this paper we present the results of our comparison between listening behavior elicited by procedural and narrative tasks which were used during the recording of our MultiLis corpus. We will show that listeners in the procedural tasks show more agreement in their responses than listeners in the narrative tasks. Furthermore we will show that the long procedural task elicits more responses per minute than the short procedural task. We will reflect on these results in light of cognitive load and grounding theory.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Social Signal Processing, SSPW '10
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0414-6
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
    Event2nd International Workshop on Social Signal Processing, SSPW 2010 - Firenze, Italy
    Duration: 21 Oct 201021 Oct 2010

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    Workshop2nd International Workshop on Social Signal Processing, SSPW 2010
    Other21 October 2010


    • METIS-276235
    • IR-75324
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/211486
    • EWI-19109

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