The NIMITEK Corpus of Affected Behavior in Human-Machine Interaction: Milan Gnjatovic and Dietmar Roesner 9.55 An Interface to Simplify Annotation of Emotional Behaviour

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to document and share an induction technique (The Sensitive Artificial Listener) that generates data that can be both tractable and reasonably naturalistic. The technique focuses on conversation between a human and an agent that either is or appears to be a machine. It is designed to capture a broad spectrum of emotional states, expressed in ‘emotionally coloured discourse’ of the type likely to be displayed in everyday conversation. The technique is based on the observation that it is possible for two people to have a conversation in which one pays little or no attention to the meaning of what the other says, and chooses responses on the basis of superficial cues. In SAL, system responses take the form of a repertoire of stock phrases keyed to the emotional colouring of what the user says. The technique has been used to collect data of sufficient quantity and quality to train machine recognition systems.

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@inproceedings{Douglas2008TheNC, title={The NIMITEK Corpus of Affected Behavior in Human-Machine Interaction: Milan Gnjatovic and Dietmar Roesner 9.55 An Interface to Simplify Annotation of Emotional Behaviour}, author={Ellen M. Douglas and Roddy Cowie and Cate Cox and Noam Amir and Dirk Heylen and Shazia Afzal and Peter Robinson and Laurence Vidrascu and Laurence Devillers and Shrikanth S. Narayanan and Nicolas Audibert and V{\'e}ronique Auberg{\'e} and Albert Rilliard and Stefan Steidl and Eric N{\"{o}th and Charlie Cullen and Brian Vaughan and Spyros Kousidis and John McAuley and Farhana Shah and Martha Evens and Petri Laukka and Kjell Elenius and Mats Fredrikson and Tomas Furmark and Daniel Neiberg and Edelle McNahon and Johannes Wagner and Elisabeth Andr{\'e} and Alin G. ChiŃu and Mathijs van Vulpen and Pegah Takapoui and Dimitrios Ververidis and Irene Kotsia and Constantine Kotropoulos and Ioannis Pitas and Ignasi Iriondo and Elisa Mart{\'i}nez and Jos{\'e} Antonio Montero and Roberto Barra-Chicote and J. M. Montero and Javier Saavedra Mac{\'i}as and Syaheerah Lufti and Juan Manuel Lucas and Fernando Fern{\'a}ndez and Luis Fernando D'Haro and Ruben San Segundo and Javier Ferreiros and Ricardo de C{\'o}rdoba and Jos{\'e} Manuel Pardo and Gr{\'e}gory Beller and Christophe Veaux and Xavier Rodet and Paulo Barthelmess and Zhongzhe Xiao and Emmanuel Dellandr{\'e}a and Weibei Dou and Liming Chen and Ga{\"{e}lle Ferr{\'e} and Peter J. Carnevale and Jonathan Gratch and Lassi A. Liikkanen and Eero Huvio and Rodolfo Samperio and Eero V{\"a}yrynen}, year={2008} }