Analysis of the occurrence of laughter in meetings

@inproceedings{Laskowski2007AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the occurrence of laughter in meetings},
  author={Kornel Laskowski and Susanne Burger},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2007}
}
Automatic speech understanding in natural multiparty conversation settings stands to gain from parsing not only verbal but also non-verbal vocal communicative behaviors. In this work, we study the most frequently annotated non-verbal behavior, laughter, whose detection has clear implications for speech understanding tasks, and for the automatic recognition of affect in particular. To complement existing acoustic descriptions of the phenomenon, we explore the temporal patterning of laughter over… CONTINUE READING

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