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Creative Autonomy Through Salience and Multidominance in Interactive Music Systems: Evaluating an Implementation [article]

Fabio Paolizzo, Colin G. Johnson
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Video Interactive VST Orchestra is a system incorporating an adaptive technique based both on the concept of salience as a means for retaining mutuality to the interplay and on multidominance in the adaptive  ...  A case study providing evidence of such creative autonomy in VIVO is presented.  ...  gestures on a musical instrument (as in all the pilots, with the exception of VIVOtube and Velodrone), (3) through gestures on physical interfaces connected to software instruments (as in Velodrone),  ... 
arXiv:1711.11319v2 fatcat:mduoaavpdndt5myifl7yzrgcoe

Communicative Context Affects Use of Referential Prosody

Christina Y. Tzeng, Laura L. Namy, Lynne C. Nygaard
2019 Cognitive Science  
The current study assessed the extent to which the use of referential prosody varies with communicative demand.  ...  Speaker-listener dyads completed a referential communication task during which speakers attempted to indicate one of two color swatches (one bright, one dark) to listeners.  ...  Separate groups of native English-speakers completed a color labeling task (n = 10) and yes-no color label verification task (n = 9) with the adapted color spectra for red, orange, and yellow along with  ... 
doi:10.1111/cogs.12799 pmid:31742754 fatcat:uos64kuavfhn5ocew2k6yxrfmq

Sounding natural: improving oral presentation skills

lvalue lvalue
2018 Language Value  
The main class activities were: listening and watching video clips; metalinguistic discussions on the use of verbal and non-verbal language in different linguistic situations; pronunciation practice; and  ...  The course focused on lexicon and language structures in use, pronunciation and intonation, body language, and cultural awareness.  ...  In fact, pilot studies (Busà 2007 (Busà , 2010) ) suggest that Italian intonation in English may be characterized by an overall flat contour, with no clear sentence stress or pitch peak, and with intonation  ... 
doaj:b07f7e5097b346239c5e67df123a47d1 fatcat:ptxxw7ijhvhp3mj2xt7pr4lnja

D2.3 - User scenarios, requirements and architecture

Gianluca Cernigliaro, Guillermo Calahorra, Bart Kevelham, Vincent Lepec, Pablo Cesar
2020 Zenodo  
V3.0 has been issued to update the changes in the requirements and architecture in the last year for exploring a diversity of case studies and improve accessibility to the platform as suggested by the  ...  media content, that allows two, or more users to feel as if they were together in a virtual environment.  ...  End users can use the web or native players to access the VR-Together contents, consume them, Version 3.0, 18/12/2020 interact with other users participating in the experience, or interact with the content  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4439817 fatcat:z7qjz44v2vcelboimtogoonqba

Teaching the Prosody of Emotive Communication in a Second Language [chapter]

Anna De Marco
2019 Second Language Acquisition - Pedagogies, Practices and Perspectives [Working Title]  
The chapter will also outline some of the outcomes of the research in the field, focusing on experimental studies that have been conducted with learners of Italian as L2.  ...  Teaching practices such as a training focused on the expression of emotions (anger, joy, sadness, disgust, fear, and surprise) and video dubbing projects have proven to be useful tools to improve the performance  ...  experienced by the learners in the interactions with the natives.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.87210 fatcat:kuew5pysbreu7gmlcpf3jttmia

Effects of Wearing Face Masks While Using Different Speaking Styles in Noise on Speech Intelligibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hoyoung Yi, Ashly Pingsterhaus, Woonyoung Song
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the recommended/required use of face masks in public. The use of a face mask compromises communication, especially in the presence of competing noise.  ...  The effects of wearing transparent face masks and using clear speech to facilitate better verbal communication were evaluated in this study.  ...  McNeill (1996) found that hand gestures facilitated non-native language speech perception and enhanced social evaluations when the message was conveyed with hand gestures (Billot-Vasquez et al., 2020  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.682677 fatcat:tf6cqd3hzjbxxhcfioqbvmvkca

D2.3 - User scenarios, requirements and architecture

Gianluca Cernigliaro, Guillermo Calahorra, Bart Kevelham, Vincent Lepec, Pablo Cesar
2019 Zenodo  
media content, that allows two, or more users to feel as if they were together in a virtual environment.  ...  It aims to describe the requirements, the architecture and how the experimental work envisaged to implement the main paradigm outlined in VR-Together: the creation of a platform, and the corresponding  ...  End users can use the web or native players to access the VR-Together contents, consume them, interact with other users participating in the experience, or interact with the content itself (in future versions  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3784723 fatcat:6trtpp75q5fwvnwajsm25onevu

Low-fidelity prototyping of gesture-based applications

Ali Hosseini-Khayat, Teddy Seyed, Chris Burns, Frank Maurer
2011 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems - EICS '11  
In this paper, we present a tool we developed in order to bridge the gap between user interface prototyping and touch-based interfaces.  ...  Touch-based devices are becoming increasingly common in the consumer electronics space. Support for prototyping touch-based interfaces is currently limited.  ...  The question of whether ActiveStory Enhanced would suffice for touch-based user interfaces gave rise to a pilot study that was conducted with two participants, with the main goal of evaluating the applicability  ... 
doi:10.1145/1996461.1996538 dblp:conf/eics/Hosseini-KhayatSBM11 fatcat:vebd6ygp6ffdxlubuar6i3reze

The imitation of coarticulatory timing patterns in consonant clusters for phonotactically familiar and unfamiliar sequences

Marianne Pouplier, Tomas O. Lentz, Ioana Chitoran, Philip Hoole
2020 Laboratory Phonology  
A higher degree of adaptation was observed for clusters phonotactically illegal in German.  ...  This means that Georgian speakers can draw on native speaker knowledge for all clusters, which is a factor known to constrain imitation.  ...  Models with a random slope did not converge. If speakers' adaptation to the non-native audio model varies as a function of cluster, we expect a significant interaction.  ... 
doi:10.5334/labphon.195 fatcat:xkwasacg6vedvfyhgwoubl4mfy

The use of audio technology to support second language learners of te reo Māori

Awanui Te Huia
2019 MAI Journal A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship  
This study reports on the findings from a focus group of seven students enrolled in the two courses in which the podcasts were used.  ...  This research evaluates a pilot study of Mäori language auditory resources involving introductory to intermediate level learners of te reo Mäori from Victoria University of Wellington.  ...  As the podcast tasks were only one component of language teaching in the course, it was also possible to teach through the use of gestures and interactive play during face-to-face teaching interactions  ... 
doi:10.20507/maijournal.2019.8.1.4 fatcat:4xp33qhdifaqlnowsglhnazoka

Interactive narration with a child: impact of prosody and facial expressions

Ovidiu Șerban, Mukesh Barange, Sahba Zojaji, Alexandre Pauchet, Adeline Richard, Emilie Chanoni
2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction - ICMI 2017  
Intelligent Virtual Agents are suitable means for interactive storytelling for children. The engagement level of child interaction with virtual agents is a challenging issue in this area.  ...  The results show that the use of the virtual agent with prosody and facial expression modalities improves the engagement of children in interaction during the narrative sessions.  ...  set-up; 2) a non-linear scenario, with a story adapted to each participant; and 3) a fixed scenario with timings and gestures synchronized according to the child's reactions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3136755.3136797 dblp:conf/icmi/SerbanBZPRC17 fatcat:esk6ppiznffnfhmn5yzlwu6qdy

The Effect of an Instructional Program Based on YouTube on Jordanian EFL Students' Listening

Asma' Al-Ghazu, Abdallah Baniabdelrahman
2022 Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences  
Purpose: The study aimed to investigate the effect of using a YouTube-based instructional program on university students' listening comprehension in Jordan.  ...  Originality/value: The results of this study revealed that the YouTube-based instructional program was effective in improving the students' listening skills as compared with the conventional methodology  ...  This study is a quasiexperimental with non-equivalent control group design.  ... 
doi:10.47631/mejress.v3i1.440 fatcat:5lgdxm5ytzbltkhceqvwutktua

Expressive Auditory Gestures in a Voice-Based Pedagogical Agent

Jessy Ceha, Edith Law
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
Figure 1: Platform on which participants taught the voice-based agent Mairi about various rock types by using the information provided in the left panel and guiding the agent in flling out the worksheet  ...  in the right panel.  ...  In this study we focused on two specifc auditory gestures: interjections (a type of verbal expression) and music (a type of non-verbal expression).  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3517599 fatcat:fpkb6qk7zjfezopepnn6kjgvpm

Co-Speech Movement in Conversational Turn-Taking

Samantha Gordon Danner, Jelena Krivokapić, Dani Byrd
2021 Frontiers in Communication  
On the whole, the study demonstrates that the quantitative co-speech movement density measure advanced here is useful in the study of co-speech movement and turn-taking.  ...  A novel interactive protocol that mixes conversation and (non-read) nursery rhymes works to elicit many speech turns and co-speech movements within dyadic speech interaction.  ...  Crucially, by not relying on reading, our study allows participants the opportunity to interact with one another in a visually engaged way that promotes naturalistic speech and co-speech behavior with  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcomm.2021.779814 fatcat:iduj4nygdbhmpl6k2i3ospipdq

Achieving effective floor control with a low-bandwidth gesture-sensitive videoconferencing system

Milton Chen
2002 Proceedings of the tenth ACM international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '02  
Bandwidth can be significantly reduced if most of the advantages of using full-motion video can be achieved with low-frame-rate video; unfortunately, the impact of low-frame-rate video on communication  ...  The hybrid scheme, conversely, was as effective as full-motion video for floor control, resulting in a similar number of speaker changes, while using only ten percent of the bandwidth.  ...  We wish to thank Jingli Wang for participating and improving the pilot user study, and Evelin Sullivan, Matthew Eldridge, Albert Huntington, Linda Wang, and the reviewers for critiquing and improving the  ... 
doi:10.1145/641007.641109 dblp:conf/mm/Chen02 fatcat:mm2i6op42rasja4uoav3kwxcrq
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