The Belfast Storytelling Database: A spontaneous social interaction database with laughter focused annotation

Gary McKeown, William Curran, Johannes Wagner, Florian Lingenfelser, Elisabeth André

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Abstract

To support the endeavor of creating intelligent interfaces between computers and humans the use of training materials based on realistic human-human interactions has been recognized as a crucial task. One of the effects of the creation of these databases is an increased realization of the importance of often overlooked social signals and behaviours in organizing and orchestrating our interactions. Laughter is one of these key social signals; its importance in maintaining the smooth flow of human interaction has only recently become apparent in the embodied conversational agent domain. In turn, these realizations require training data that focus on these key social signals. This paper presents a database that is well annotated and theoretically constructed with respect to understanding laughter as it is used within human social interaction. Its construction, motivation, annotation and availability are presented in detail in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Event6th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2015 - Grand New World Hotel ( http://www.gdhxian.com/eng/ ), Xi’an, China
Duration: 21 Sep 201524 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference6th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2015
CountryChina
CityXi’an
Period21/09/201524/09/2015

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    McKeown, G., Curran, W., Wagner, J., Lingenfelser, F., & André, E. (2015). The Belfast Storytelling Database: A spontaneous social interaction database with laughter focused annotation. Paper presented at 6th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2015, Xi’an, China. http://www.acii2015.org/