Head gestures, gaze and the principles of conversational structure

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Abstract

Much of the work on embodied conversational agents is concerned with building computational models of nonverbal behaviors that can generate the right behavior in the appropriate context. In this paper, we discuss, from a linguistic and conversational theoretic point of view, how nonverbal behaviors in conversation work. We look particularly at gaze and head movements. These play a variety of functions in face-to-face interactions. We show how these functions are structured by general principles governing cooperative actions and symbolic communication.
Original languageUndefined
Article number10.1142/S0219843606000746
Pages (from-to)241-267
Number of pages27
JournalInternational journal of humanoid robotics
Volume3
Issue number11/3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
  • IR-63717
  • METIS-238717
  • EWI-8273
  • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents

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In: International journal of humanoid robotics, Vol. 3, No. 11/3, 10.1142/S0219843606000746, 09.2006, p. 241-267.

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