Linguistic and Non-verbal Cues for the Induction of Silent Feedback

  • Maria Koutsombogera
  • Harris Papageorgiou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5967)


The aim of this study is to analyze certain linguistic (dialogue acts, morphosyntactic units, semantics) and non-verbal cues (face, hand and body gestures) that may induce the silent feedback of a participant in face-to-face discussions. We analyze the typology and functions of the feedback expressions as attested in a corpus of TV interviews and then we move on to the investigation of the immediately preceding context to find systematic evidence related to the production of feedback. Our motivation is to look into the case of active listening by processing data from real dialogues based on the discourse and lexical content that induces the listener’s reactions.


Silent feedback multimodal dialogues non-verbal expressions dialogue acts morphosyntactic structures semantics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Koutsombogera
    • 1
    • 2
  • Harris Papageorgiou
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Language & Speech ProcessingAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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