Rutger Rienks

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We address the problem of automatically detecting participant's influence levels in meetings. The impact and social psychological background are discussed. The more influential a participant is, the more he or she influences the outcome of a meeting. Experiments on 40 meetings show that application of statistical (both dynamic and static) models while using(More)
This paper presents an overview of our on-going work on dialogueact classification. Results are presented on the ICSI, Switchboard, and on a selection of the AMI corpus, setting a baseline for forthcoming research. For these corpora the best accuracy scores obtained are 89.27%, 65.68% and 59.76%, respectively. We introduce a smart compression technique for(More)
In current meeting research we see modest attempts to visualize the information that has been obtained by either capturing and, probably more importantly, by interpreting the activities that take place during a meeting. The meetings being considered take place in smart meeting rooms. Cameras, microphones and other sensors capture meeting activities.(More)
This paper continues the work described in Rienks and Heylen [2005] about argument diagramming of meeting discussions. In this paper we introduce the corpus that we created, discuss a user experiment about the usability of the technique, and show that the units of the diagramming method (segmented user utterances) can be learnt and predicted with an(More)
This paper presents a virtual rap dancer that is able to dance to the beat of music coming in from music recordings, beats obtained from music, voice or other input through a microphone, motion beats detected in the video stream of a human dancer, or motions detected from a dance mat. The rap dancer's moves are generated from a lexicon that was derived(More)
Much working time is spent in meetings and, as a consequence, meetings have become the subject of multidisciplinary research. Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs) are 3D virtual replicas of meeting rooms, where various modalities such as speech, gaze, distance, gestures and facial expressions can be controlled. This allows VMRs to be used to improve remote meeting(More)
This paper gives an overview of pro-active meeting assistants, what they are and when they can be useful. We explain how to develop such assistants with respect to requirement definitions and elaborate on a set of Wizard of Oz experiments, aiming to find out in which form a meeting assistant should operate to be accepted by participants, and whether the(More)