Multimodal communication in face-to-face conversations

Max M. Louwerse, N. Benesh, M. E. Hoque, P. Jeuniaux, G. Lewis, J. Wu, M. Zirnstein

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Multimodal communication involves multiple communicative channels including speech, facial movement, and gesture. Relatively few studies on how various communicative modalities are aligned in natural, face-to-face communication
exist. As part of a larger project, the current study investigates how discourse structure, speech features, eye gaze, and facial movements interrelate during a map coordination task. The study thereby sheds light on multimodal communication in humans and gives guidelines for the development of
embodied conversational agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual Cognitive Science Society
EditorsD.S. McNamara, J.G. Trafton
Place of PublicationAustin, TX
PublisherCognitive Science Society
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 26 Jul 200629 Jul 2006
Conference number: 28


Conference28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Abbreviated titleCogSci 2006


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