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We investigate the use of prosody for the detection of frustration and annoyance in natural human-computer dialog. In addition to prosodic features, we examine the contribution of language model information and speaking " style ". Results show that a prosodic model can predict whether an utterance is neutral versus " annoyed or frustrated " with an accuracy(More)
We describe a new corpus of over 180,000 hand-annotated dialog act tags and accompanying adjacency pair annotations for roughly 72 hours of speech from 75 naturally-occurring meetings. We provide a brief summary of the annotation system and labeling procedure, inter-annotator reliability statistics, overall distributional statistics, a description of(More)
This paper provides a progress report on ICSI's Meeting Project, including both the data collected and annotated as part of the project , as well as the research lines such materials support. We include a general description of the official " ICSI Meeting Corpus " , as currently available through the Linguistic Data Consortium, discuss some of the existing(More)
In early 2001 we reported (at the Human Language Technology meeting) the early stages of an ICSI project on processing speech from meetings (in collaboration with other sites, principally SRI, Columbia, and UW). In this paper we report our progress from the first few years of this effort, including: the collection and subsequent release of a 75-meeting(More)
We investigate the use of prosody for the detection of frustration and annoyance in natural human-computer dialog. In addition to prosodic features, we examine the contribution of language model information and speaking " style ". Results show that a prosodic model can predict whether an utterance is neutral versus " annoyed or frustrated " with an accuracy(More)
The current study examines whether a difference exists in the emergence of nouns and verbs in children's early vocabularies in languages possessing different parameter settings with respect to null arguments. Using data from CHILDES, proportions of noun and verb types are examined in the speech of native English-, Spanish-, and Mandarin-speaking children(More)
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