Federica Cavicchio

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This paper concerns the bimodal transmission of emotive speech and describes how the expression of joy, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear, leads to visual and acoustic target modifications in some Italian phonemes. Current knowledge on the audiovisual transmission of emotive speech traditionally concerns global prosodic and intonational(More)
This paper describes how the visual and acoustic characteristics of some Italian phones (/'a/, /b/, /v/) are modified in emotive speech by the expression of joy, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear. In this research we specifically analyze the interaction between labial configurations, peculiar to each emotion, and the articulatory lip movements of(More)
The aim of the research is the phonetic articulatory description of emotive speech achievable studying the labial movements, which are the product of the compliance with both the phonetic-phonological constraints and the lip configuration required for the visual encoding of emotions. In this research we analyse the interaction between labial configurations,(More)
In order to be believable, embodied conversational agents (ECAs) must show expression of emotions in a consistent and natural looking way across modalities. The ECA has to be able to display coordinated signs of emotion during realistic emotional behaviour. Such a capability requires one to study and represent emotions and coordination of modalities during(More)
In this paper we describe the Rovereto Emotive Corpus (REC) which we collected to investigate the relationship between emotion and cooperation in dialogue tasks. It is an area where still many unsolved questions are present. One of the main open issues is the annotation of the so-called " blended " emotions and their recognition. Usually, there is a low(More)
Acknowledgments Humani nil a me alienum Terenzio, Heautontimorumenos, v.77 After this three-year journey, I'd like to thank the people who I met along this experience and made it special. First of all, I wish to thank my tutor, supervisor and occasionally mentor Massimo Poesio for his support and encouragement during this research. I wish to thank Marco(More)