Evaluating a minimally invasive laboratory architecture for recording multimodal conversational data.

Kousidis, Spyridon and Pfeiffer, Thies and Malisz, Zofia and Wagner, Petra and Schlangen, David

This paper presents ongoing work on the design, deployment and evaluation of a multimodal data acquisition architecture which utilises minimally invasive motion, head, eye and gaze tracking alongside high-quality audiovisual recording of human interactions. The different data streams are centrally collected and visualised at a single point and in real time by means of integration in a virtual reality (VR) environment. The overall aim of this endeavour is the implementation of a multimodal data acquisition facility for the purpose of studying non-verbal phenomena such as feedback gestures, hand and pointing gestures and multi-modal alignment. In the first part of this work that is described here, a series of tests were performed in order to evaluate the feasibility of tracking feedback head gestures using the proposed architecture.

In Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Feedback Behaviors in Dialog, INTERSPEECH2012 Satellite Workshop , 2012
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@inproceedings{Kousidis-2012,
  author = {Kousidis, Spyridon and Pfeiffer, Thies and Malisz, Zofia and Wagner, Petra and Schlangen, David},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Feedback Behaviors in Dialog, INTERSPEECH2012 Satellite Workshop},
  keyword = {Multimodal Communication},
  location = {Stevenson, WA},
  pages = {39--42},
  title = {{Evaluating a minimally invasive laboratory architecture for recording multimodal conversational data.}},
  year = {2012}
}