publication . Article . 2017

Role of Speaker Cues in Attention Inference

Cynthia Breazeal; Jin Joo Lee; David DeSteno;
Open Access
  • Published: 31 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: United States
Current state-of-the-art approaches to emotion recognition primarily focus on modeling the nonverbal expressions of the sole individual without reference to contextual elements such as the co-presence of the partner. In this paper, we demonstrate that the accurate inference of listeners’ social-emotional state of attention depends on accounting for the nonverbal behaviors of their storytelling partner, namely their speaker cues. To gain a deeper understanding of the role of speaker cues in attention inference, we conduct investigations into real-world interactions of children (5–6 years old) storytelling with their peers. Through indepth analysis of human–human ...
free text keywords: attention and engagement, nonverbal behaviors, speaker cues, listener backchannels, emotion recognition, children and storytelling, Mechanical engineering and machinery, TJ1-1570, Electronic computers. Computer science, QA75.5-76.95, Human–robot interaction, Inference, Psychology, Expression (mathematics), Cue-dependent forgetting, Social robot, Communication, business.industry, business, Storytelling, Backchannel, Nonverbal communication
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