Study of Face-to-Face Dyadic Conversation Behavior on Uneven Meal Distribution Setting for Designing an Attentive Listening Agent

  • Hiromi Hanawa
  • Tomoo Inoue
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 460)


A conversation over a meal and its support as a research topic has been gaining attention. Although all the researches so far assumed all participants have a meal, this paper points out the uneven meal distribution setting as an additional case to analyze. After conducting a face-to-face dyadic conversation experiment, analyses show that uneven meal distribution induces the narrator-active listener structure in dyadic conversation at a table. Accordingly the setting elicits attentive listening communication and proposed design of attentive listening agents.


Attentive Listening Dyadic Interaction Listening Agent Conversation over meal Communication Aid Dialogue Dining Table Table Talk Face-to-face 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiromi Hanawa
    • 1
  • Tomoo Inoue
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Library, Information and Media StudiesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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