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The paper reports on the design and construction of a multi-layered corpus of Italian, annotated at the syntactic and lexico-semantic levels, whose development is supported by dedicated software augmented with an intelligent interface. The issue of evaluating this type of resource is also addressed.
This paper targets the automatic detection of personality traits in a meeting environment by means of audio and visual features; information about the relational context is captured by means of acoustic features designed to that purpose. Two personality traits are considered: Extraversion (from the Big Five) and the Locus of Control. The classification task(More)
In this paper we compare two interlin-gua representations for speech translation. The basis of this paper is a distri-butional analysis of the C-star II and Nespole databases tagged with inter-lingua representations. The C-star II database has been partially re-tagged with the Nespole interlingua, which enables us to make comparisons on the same data with(More)
Personality plays an important role in the way people manage the images they convey in self-presentations and employment interviews, trying to affect the other"s first impressions and increase effectiveness. This paper addresses the automatically detection of the Big Five personality traits from short (30-120 seconds) self-presentations, by investigating(More)
The user's personality in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) plays an important role for the overall success of the interaction. The present study focuses on automatically recognizing the Big Five personality traits from 2-5 min long videos, in which the computer interacts using different levels of collaboration, in order to elicit the manifestation of these(More)
One of the research goals in the human-computer interaction community is to build believable Embodied Conversational Agents, that is, agents able to communicate complex information with human-like expressiveness and naturalness. Since emotions play a crucial role in human communication and most of them are expressed through the face, having more believable(More)
Successfully managing information means being able to find relevant new information and to correctly integrate it with pre-existing knowledge. Much information is nowadays stored as multilingual textual data; therefore advanced classification systems are currently considered as strategic components for effective knowledge management. We describe an(More)