Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE2007)

The Summit Inn, Farmington, PA, USA
October 1-3, 2007

Automatically Measuring Lexical and Acoustic/Prosodic Convergence in Tutorial Dialog Corpora

Arthur Ward, Diane Litman

Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

We use language technology to develop corpus measures of lexical and acoustic/prosodic convergence. We show that these measures successfully discriminate randomized from naturally ordered data, and demonstrate both lexical and acoustic/prosodic convergence in our corpus of human/human tutoring dialogs.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ward, Arthur / Litman, Diane (2007): "Automatically measuring lexical and acoustic/prosodic convergence in tutorial dialog corpora", In SLaTE-2007, 57-60.