Generative modelling of dyadic conversations: characterization of pragmatic skills during development age

Pesarin, A., Tait, M., Vinciarelli, A. , Segalin, C., Bilancia, G. and Cristani, M. (2013) Generative modelling of dyadic conversations: characterization of pragmatic skills during development age. In: First IAPR TC3 Workshop, MPRSS 2012, Tsukuba, Japan, 11 Nov 2012, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9783642370809 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37081-6_1)

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Abstract

This work investigates the effect of children age on pragmatic skills, i.e. on the way children participate in conversations, in particular when it comes to turn-management (who talks when and how much) and use of silences and pauses. The proposed approach combines the extraction of “Steady Conversational Periods” - time intervals during which the structure of a conversation is stable - with Observed Influence Models, Generative Score Spaces and feature selection strategies. The experiments involve 76 children split into two age groups: “pre-School” (3-4 years) and “School” (6-8 years). The statistical approach proposed in this work predicts the group each child belongs to with precision up to 85%. Furthermore, it identifies the pragmatic skills that better account for the difference between the two groups.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vinciarelli, Professor Alessandro
Authors: Pesarin, A., Tait, M., Vinciarelli, A., Segalin, C., Bilancia, G., and Cristani, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9783642370809

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