Multimodal Continuous Turn-Taking Prediction Using Multiscale RNNs

@article{Roddy2018MultimodalCT,
  title={Multimodal Continuous Turn-Taking Prediction Using Multiscale RNNs},
  author={Matthew Roddy and Gabriel Skantze and Naomi Harte},
  journal={Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction},
  year={2018}
}
In human conversational interactions, turn-taking exchanges can be coordinated using cues from multiple modalities. To design spoken dialog systems that can conduct fluid interactions it is desirable to incorporate cues from separate modalities into turn-taking models. We propose that there is an appropriate temporal granularity at which modalities should be modeled. We design a multiscale RNN architecture to model modalities at separate timescales in a continuous manner. Our results show that… 

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