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Title: Handling Emotions in Human-Computer Dialogues
Written By: Johannes Pittermann
Angela Pittermann
Wolfgang Minker
URL: http://www.springer.com/book/978-90-481-3128-0
Description:

As computer technology develops, spoken dialogue is becoming ever-more
important when interacting with a wide variety of technological devices,
including Personal Digital Assistants, tablet PCs, and mobile phones. Using
speech leads to more natural and user-friendly interfaces. More
specifically, the authors of this volume contend that the experience of
talking to our computerized gadgets may be greatly improved by dynamically
adapting the system's dialogue interaction style to the user’s profile and
emotional status.

In this book, a novel approach that combines speech-based emotion
recognition with adaptive human-computer dialogue modeling is described.
With the robust recognition of emotions from speech signals as their goal,
the authors analyze the effectiveness of using a plain emotion recognizer,
a speech-emotion recognizer combining speech and emotion recognition, and
multiple speech-emotion recognizers at the same time. The semi-stochastic
dialogue model employed relates user emotion management to the
corresponding dialogue interaction history and allows the device to adapt
itself to the context, including altering the stylistic realization of its
speech.

This comprehensive volume begins by introducing spoken language dialogue
systems and providing an overview of human emotions, theories,
categorization and emotional speech. It moves on to cover the adaptive
semi-stochastic dialogue model and the basic concepts of speech-emotion
recognition. Finally, the authors show how speech-emotion recognizers can
be optimized, and how an adaptive dialogue manager can be implemented. The
book, with its novel methods to perform robust speech-based emotion
recognition at low complexity, will be of interest to a variety of readers
involved in human-computer interaction.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789048131297
Pages: 286
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
U.S. $ 139
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789048131280
Pages: 286
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
U.S. $ 139