Annotating and Measuring Multimodal Behaviour - Tycoon Metrics in the Anvil Tool


Jean-Claude Martin (LIMSI-CNRS, BP 133, 91403 Orsay, FRANCE; LINC - IUT de Montreuil (Université Paris 8), 140 rue de la Nouvelle France, 93100 Montreuil, FRANCE)

Michael Kipp (DFKI, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbrücken, GERMANY)


MMO1: Tools & Annotations


We demonstrate how the Tycoon framework can be put to practice with the Anvil tool in a concrete case study. Tycoon offers a coding scheme and analysis metrics for multimodal communication scenarios. Anvil is a generic, extensible and ergonomically designed annotation tool for videos. In this paper, we describe the Anvil tool, the Tycoon scheme/metrics, and their implementation in Anvil for a video sample. A new Anvil feature, motivated by the Tycoon scheme, is presented: non-temporal annotation objects - an important concept, we argue, of general interest. We also outline future plans for automatizing Tycoon metrics computation using Anvil plug-ins.


Multimodal corpus, Annotation tool

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