Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Correlating Student Acoustic-Prosodic Profiles with Student Learning in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues

Katherine Forbes-Riley, Diane J. Litman

University of Pittsburgh, USA

We examine correlations between student learning and student acoustic-prosodic profiles, which prior research has shown to be predictive of emotional states. We compare these correlations in two corpora of spoken tutoring dialogues: a human-human corpus and a human-computer corpus. Our results suggest that rather than relying on emotion prediction models developed via the more labor-intensive method of manually labeling emotions, adaptive strategies for our spoken dialogue tutoring system can be developed based on observed acoustic-prosodic profiles that we hypothesize to be reflective of emotion.

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Bibliographic reference.  Forbes-Riley, Katherine / Litman, Diane J. (2005): "Correlating student acoustic-prosodic profiles with student learning in spoken tutoring dialogues", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 157-160.