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Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Behaviours : COST Action 2102 International Workshop, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, March 29-31, 2007, Revised Selected and Invited Papers - Anna Esposito

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Behaviours

COST Action 2102 International Workshop, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, March 29-31, 2007, Revised Selected and Invited Papers

By: Anna Esposito (Editor), Marcos Faundez-Zanuy (Editor), Eric Keller (Editor), Maria Marinaro (Editor)

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This volume brings together the invited papers and selected participants' contributions presented at the COST 2102 International Workshop on "Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Behaviours," held in Vietri sul Mare, Italy, March 29-31, 2007. The workshop was jointly organized by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Psychology of the Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy, and the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies "Eduardo R. Caianiello"(IIASS), Vietri sul Mare, Italy. The workshop was a COST 2102 event, and it was mainly sponsored by the COST (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research) Action 2102 in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), as well as by the above-mentioned organizing Institutions. The main theme of the workshop was to discuss the fundamentals of verbal and nonverbal communication features and their relationships with the identification of a person, his/her socio-cultural background and personal traits. In the past decade, a number of different research communities within the psychological and computational sciences have tried to characterize human behaviour in face-to-face communication by several features that describe relationships between facial, prosodic/voice quality, formal and informal communication modes, cultural differences, individual and socio-cultural variations, stable personality traits and degrees of expressiveness and emphasis, as well as the individuation of the interlocutor's emotional and psychological states.

Introduction
COST 2102: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication (CAVeNC)p. 1
Verbal and Nonverbal Coding Schema
Annotation Schemes for Verbal and Non-verbal Communication: Some General Issuesp. 11
Presenting in Style by Virtual Humansp. 23
Analysis of Nonverbal Involvement in Dyadic Interactionsp. 37
Emotional Expressions
Children's Perception of Musical Emotional Expressionsp. 51
Emotional Style Conversion in the TTS System with Cepstral Descriptionp. 65
Meaningful Parameters in Emotion Characterisationp. 74
Gestural Expressions
Prosodic and Gestural Expression of Interactional Agreementp. 85
Gesture, Prosody and Lexicon in Task-Oriented Dialogues: Multimedia Corpus Recording and Labellingp. 99
Egyptian Grunts and Transportation Gesturesp. 111
Analysis and Algorithms for Verbal and Nonverbal Speech
On the Use of NonVerbal Speech Sounds in Human Communicationp. 117
Speech Spectrum Envelope Modelingp. 129
Using Prosody in Fixed Stress Languages for Improvement of Speech Recognitionp. 138
Single-Channel Noise Suppression by Wavelets in Spectral Domainp. 150
Voice Source Change During Fundamental Frequency Variationp. 165
A Gesture-Based Concept for Speech Movement Control in Articulatory Speech Synthesisp. 174
A Novel Psychoacoustically Motivated Multichannel Speech Enhancement Systemp. 190
Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Acoustic Signals with the Dresden UASR Systemp. 200
Machine Multimodal Interaction
VideoTRAN: A Translation Framework for Audiovisual Face-to-Face Conversationsp. 219
Spoken and Multimodal Communication Systems in Mobile Settingsp. 227
Multilingual Augmentative Alternative Communication Systemp. 242
Analysis and Synthesis of Multimodal Verbal and Non-verbal Interaction for Animated Interface Agentsp. 250
Generating Nonverbal Signals for a Sensitive Artificial Listenerp. 264
Low-Complexity Algorithms for Biometric Recognitionp. 275
Towards Mobile Multimodal Telecommunications Systems and Servicesp. 286
Embodied Conversational Agents in Wizard-of-Oz and Multimodal Interaction Applicationsp. 294
Telling Stories with a Synthetic Character: Understanding Inter-modalities Relationsp. 310
Author Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9783540764410
ISBN-10: 3540764410
Series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 7th November 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 17.15  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.51