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Moves, Games and Emotional Behavior in Multiparty Conversation

By Susanne Burger and Kornel Laskowski

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Abstract. We explore the interdependence between emotionally relevant behavior and discourse structure in five multiparty conversations from the ISL Meeting Corpus, using two independently developed and previously described turn-level annotation schemes. A first aim of this paper is to determine the degree to which the two schemes are in fact statistically independent. We show that while some overlap exists, especially for phenomena significantly associated with neutral emotional valence, the two schemes are complementary in several ways important to our research. Additionally, we use the segmentation of turns into discourse games as a measure of locality in which to study the co-occurrence of different emotionally relevant behaviors. We demonstrate that for certain pairs, association is statistically significant and often quite strong, suggesting the possibility of study of behavioral sequences.

Year: 2009
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