Pitch similarity in the vicinity of backchannels
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Japan, 2010, 3054-3057 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Dynamic modeling of spoken dialogue seeks to capture how interlocutors change their speech over the course of a conversation. Much work has focused on how speakers adapt or entrain to different aspects of one another’s speaking style. In this paper we focus on local aspects of this adaptation. We investigate the relationship between backchannels and the interlocutor utterances that precede them with respect to pitch. We demonstrate that the pitch of backchannels is more similar to the immediately preceding utterance than nonbackchannels. This inter-speaker pitch relationship captures the same distinctions as more cumbersome intra-speaker relations, and supports the intuition that, in terms of pitch, such similarity may be one of the mechanisms by which backchannels are rendered ’unobtrusive’.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Makuhari, Japan, 2010. 3054-3057 p.
backchannels, pitch, interlocutor similarity, inter-speaker features
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52161ISI: 000313086500376ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79959838755ISBN: 978-1-61782-123-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52161DiVA: diva2:465456
11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Spoken Language Processing for All, INTERSPEECH 2010; Makuhari, Chiba; Japan; 26 September 2010 through 30 September 2010
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