Measuring prosodic alignment in cooperative task-based conversations

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate prosodic alignment in task-based conversations. We use the HCRC Map Task Corpus and investigate how familiarity affects prosodic alignment and how task success is related to prosodic alignment. A variety of existing alignment measures is used and applied to our data. In particular, a windowed cross-correlation procedure, that has been used previously in visual behavior research, is applied to prosodic features. In addition, we address the issue of how to separate genuine observed alignment from alignment that is a result from random coincidental behavior. Using these measures, we find some indications of prosodic convergence and synchrony in the map task conversations. Alignment tendencies are strongest for intensity, and familiarity seems to play a role in convergence. Finally, weak evidence was found for a correlation between prosodic alignment measures and task success.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012)
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Pages843-846
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1990-9772
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Event13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2012 - Portland, United States
Duration: 9 Sep 201213 Sep 2012
Conference number: 13

Publication series

Name
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
ISSN (Print)1990-9772

Conference

Conference13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2012
Abbreviated titleINTERSPEECH
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period9/09/1213/09/12

Keywords

  • EWI-22432
  • Familiarity
  • Convergence
  • IR-83391
  • Synchrony
  • METIS-289757
  • Prosodic alignment

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Truong, K. P., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2012). Measuring prosodic alignment in cooperative task-based conversations. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012) (pp. 843-846). France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
Truong, Khiet Phuong ; Heylen, Dirk K.J. / Measuring prosodic alignment in cooperative task-based conversations. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012). France : International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2012. pp. 843-846
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Truong, KP & Heylen, DKJ 2012, Measuring prosodic alignment in cooperative task-based conversations. in Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012). International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), France, pp. 843-846, 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2012, Portland, United States, 9/09/12.

Measuring prosodic alignment in cooperative task-based conversations. / Truong, Khiet Phuong; Heylen, Dirk K.J.

Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012). France : International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2012. p. 843-846.

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Truong KP, Heylen DKJ. Measuring prosodic alignment in cooperative task-based conversations. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2012). France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). 2012. p. 843-846