Dialogue Act Annotation in a Multimodal Corpus of First Encounter Dialogues

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This paper deals with the annotation of dialogue acts in a multimodal corpus of first encounter dialogues, i.e. face-to- face dialogues in which two people who meet for the first time talk with no particular purpose other than just talking. More specifically, we describe the method used to annotate dialogue acts in the corpus, including the evaluation of the annotations. Then, we present descriptive statistics of the annotation, particularly focusing on which dialogue acts often follow each other across speakers and which dialogue acts overlap with gestural behaviour. Finally, we discuss how feedback is expressed in the corpus by means of feedback dialogue acts with or without
co-occurring gestural behaviour, i.e. multimodal vs. unimodal feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020)
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association
Publication date17 May 2020
ISBN (Print)9791095546344
ISBN (Electronic)9791095546344
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2020

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