On the dynamics of overlap in multi-party conversation
2012 (English)In: 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012, 2012, 846-849 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Overlap, although short in duration, occurs frequently in multiparty conversation. We show that its duration is approximately log-normal, and inversely proportional to the number of simultaneously speaking parties. Using a simple model, we demonstrate that simultaneous talk tends to end simultaneously less frequently than in begins simultaneously, leading to an arrow of time in chronograms constructed from speech activity alone. The asymmetry is significant and discriminative. It appears to be due to dialog acts which do not carry propositional content, and those which are not brought to completion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 846-849 p.
Multi-party conversation, Overlap, Turn-taking
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107006ISI: 000320827200212ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878379997ISBN: 978-162276759-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107006DiVA: diva2:574354
13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012; Portland, OR; United States; 9 September 2012 through 13 September 2012
QC 201405162012-12-052012-12-052014-05-16Bibliographically approved