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Title Capturing Chat: Annotation and Tools for Multiparty Casual Conversation.
Authors Emer Gilmartin and Nick Campbell
Abstract Casual multiparty conversation is an understudied but very common genre of spoken interaction, whose analysis presents a number of challenges in terms of data scarcity and annotation. We describe the annotation process used on the d64 and DANS multimodal corpora of multiparty casual talk, which have been manually segmented, transcribed, annotated for laughter and disfluencies, and aligned using the Penn Aligner. We also describe a visualization tool, STAVE, developed during the annotation process, which allows long stretches of talk or indeed entire conversations to be viewed, aiding preliminary identification of features and patterns worthy of analysis. It is hoped that this tool will be of use to other researchers working in this field.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Dialogue, Speech Resource/Database
Full paper Capturing Chat: Annotation and Tools for Multiparty Casual Conversation.
Bibtex @InProceedings{GILMARTIN16.1184,
  author = {Emer Gilmartin and Nick Campbell},
  title = {Capturing Chat: Annotation and Tools for Multiparty Casual Conversation.},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
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