When people work together, they often talk about the objects in their environment. Not surprisingly, their dialogues are multimodal, incorporating speech, gesture, gaze, haptics, and perhaps other modalities. However, proponents of technology may be troubled to learn that despite the current state and future promise of spoken and multimodal research, many of these workers do not particularly want to talk to machines - they want to converse with their colleagues. Still, if there were unobtrusive computer support for their multimodal dialogues, these same individuals would be pleased to benefit from digital technology. This paper offers a first step towards building such multimodal systems for supporting face-to-face collaborative work by providing both qualitative and quantitative analyses of multiparty multimodal dialogues in a field setting.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2002|
|Event||7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 - Denver, United States of America|
Duration: 16 Sep 2002 → 20 Sep 2002
|Conference||7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002|
|Country/Territory||United States of America|
|Period||16/09/02 → 20/09/02|