ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

An analysis of multimodal cues of interruption in dyadic spoken interactions

Chi-Chun Lee, Sungbok Lee, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Interruptions are integral elements of natural spontaneous human interaction. Both competitive and cooperative interruption serve a distinct role in the flow of conversation. This paper analyzes their differences with features, change and activeness, employing audio, visual, and disfluency data. These features are able to capture differences between the two types of interruptions better than average feature values of any single modality. Also, discriminant analysis shows that the use of multimodal cues provides a 21% improvement in classification accuracy between the two types of interruptions relative to the baseline while any individual single modality cue does not provide significant improvement.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-366

Cite as: Lee, C.-C., Lee, S., Narayanan, S.S. (2008) An analysis of multimodal cues of interruption in dyadic spoken interactions. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1678-1681, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-366

@inproceedings{lee08_interspeech,
  author={Chi-Chun Lee and Sungbok Lee and Shrikanth S. Narayanan},
  title={{An analysis of multimodal cues of interruption in dyadic spoken interactions}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1678--1681},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-366}
}