Advanced tools for the study of natural interactivity


Claudia Soria (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

Niels Ole Bernsen (NISLab, Odense, Denmark)

Niels Cade (Noldus Information Technologies, Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Jean Carletta (University of Edinburgh, HCRC, UK)

Laila Dybkjr (NISLab, Odense, Denmark)

Stefan Evert (IMS, Stuttgart, Germany)

Ulrich Heid (IMS, Stuttgart, Germany)

Amy Isard (HCRC, Edinburgh, UK)

Mykola Kolodnytsky (NISLab, Odense, Denmark)

Christoph Lauer (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)

Wolfgang Lezius (IMS, Stuttgart, Germany)

Lucas P.J.J. Noldus (Noldus Information Technologies, Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Vito Pirrelli (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

Norbert Reithinger (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany)

Andreas Vgele (IMS, Stuttgart, Germany)


MMP1: Multimodal Resources And Tools


The NITE European project aims at building an integrated best practice workbench for multi-level, cross-level and cross-modality annotation, retrieval and exploitation of multi-party natural interactive human-human and human-machine dialogue data. In this paper we intend to broach the general lines of software development envisaged in NITE, the four prototypes we intend to make available to the scientific community at large and our approach to usability evaluation of the prototypes. Under the aegis of LREC 2002 we plan to encourage conference participants to take active part in usability evaluation and provide early feedback to our software design choices.


Annotation tool, Annotation schemes, Natural interactivity

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