The analysis of embodied communicative feedback in multimodal corpora: a prerequisite for behavior simulation
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Communicative feedback refers to unobtrusive (usually short) vocal or bodily expressions whereby a recipient of information can inform a contributor of information about whether he/she is able and willing to communicate, perceive the information, and understand the information. This paper provides a theory for embodied communicative feedback, describing the different dimensions and features involved. It also provides a corpus analysis part, describing a first data coding and analysis method geared to find the features postulated by the theory. The corpus analysis part describes different methods and statistical procedures and discusses their applicability and the possible insights gained with these methods.
KeywordsCommunicative embodied feedback Contact Perception Understanding Emotions Multimodal Embodied communication
We thank the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology in Vienna for help with data collection and transcription, the Department of Linguistics and SSKKII Center for Cognitive Science, Göteborg University, and the ZiF Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld/Germany.
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