Multimodal Analysis of Laughter for an Interactive System [chapter]

Jérôme Urbain, Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Maurizio Mancini, Harry Griffin, Hüseyin Çakmak, Laurent Ach, Gualtiero Volpe
2013 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
In this paper, we focus on the development of new methods to detect and analyze laughter, in order to enhance human-computer interactions. First, the general architecture of such a laughter-enabled application is presented. Then, we propose the use of two new modalities, namely body movements and respiration, to enrich the audiovisual laughter detection and classification phase. These additional signals are acquired using easily constructed affordable sensors. Features to characterize laughter
more » ... rom body movements are proposed, as well as a method to detect laughter from a measure of thoracic circumference.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03892-6_22 fatcat:unm4li2wxzcl3avtramijr6s2i