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Nonverbal behaviour influences to a significant extent our perception of others, especially during the earliest stages of an interaction. This article considers the phenomenon in two zero acquaintance scenarios: the first is the attribution of personality traits to speakers we listen to for the first time, the second is the social attractiveness of(More)
In this paper we introduce the €motion database, a multilingual emotional database consisting of emotional sentences elicited in four European languages: Italian, French, English and German. Along with this, a new set of features, containing both global and local prosodic features, for automatic classification of emotions is presented and their(More)
In this paper a non-supervised approach for automatic syllable prominence recognition is presented. Previous research in this field showed that syllable nuclei energy and duration are the main cues for prominence detection. The role of the fundamental frequency has also been investigated in the past but was considered secondary or irrelevant for this task.(More)
From a cognitive point of view, personality perception corresponds to capturing individual differences and can be thought of as positioning the people around us in an ideal personality space. The more similar the personality of two individuals, the closer their position in the space. This work shows that the mutual position of two individuals in the(More)
Prosodic research in recent years has been supported by a number of automatic analysis tools aimed at simplifying the work that is requested to study intonation. The need to analyze large amounts of data and to inspect phenomena that are often ambiguous and difficult to model makes the prosodic research area an ideal application field for computer based(More)
Offering contents to a visitor in a natural and attractive way is one of the most interesting challenges in promoting cultural heritage. In this paper, we present an ongoing research about the design and development of interactive systems based on dialogues in natural language to assist a user during a visit to a cultural space. The responses of system(More)
Prosodic prominence is an umbrella term encompassing various related but conceptually and functionally different phenomena such as phonological stress, paralinguistic emphasis, lexical, syntactic, semantic or pragmatic salience, to mention a few. Due to the high interest prominence has received from various disciplines, it has been studied from multiple(More)