Handling Emotions in Human-Computer Dialogues

Authors: Pittermann, Johannes, Pittermann, Angela, Minker, Wolfgang

  • Focused on emotional aspects of human-machine interaction and adaptive dialogue systems
  • Presents novel methods to perform robust speech-based emotion recognition at low complexity
  • Demonstrates how a spoken language dialogue system may adapt to a user's emotional state
  • Describes a flexible dialogue model to conveniently integrate emotions and other dialogue-influencing parameters in human-computer interaction
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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.

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"...the book offers a complete and up-to-date view of the emotion recognition problems and some interesting insights on how to solve them. "Handling Emotions in Human-Computer Dialogues" is an excellent book both for experts and for readers who want to specialize within the area of affective spoken dialogue systems."

(Federica Cavicchio, Language Resources and Evaluation, 2011.)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pittermann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Human Emotions

    Pittermann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 19-45

  • Adaptive Human-Computer Dialogue

    Pittermann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 47-105

  • Hybrid Approach to Speech–Emotion Recognition

    Pittermann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 107-149

  • Implementation

    Pittermann, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 151-185

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9170-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handling Emotions in Human-Computer Dialogues
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3129-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3129-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3128-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9170-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 276
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