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Allwood, Jens
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Allwood, J. & Jokinen, K. (2010). Hesitation in Intercultural Communication: Some Observations and Analyses on Interpreting Shoulder Shrugging. In: T. Ishida (Ed.), Computing and Communication: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (LNCS): (pp. 55-70). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hesitation in Intercultural Communication: Some Observations and Analyses on Interpreting Shoulder Shrugging
2010 (English)In: Computing and Communication: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (LNCS) / [ed] T. Ishida, Springer , 2010, p. 55-70Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper concerns the different ways in which hesitation, and hesitation related phenomena like uncertainty, doubt and other phenomena where lack of knowledge is involved are expressed in different cultures. The paper focuses especially on shoulder shrugging as a signal of hesitation or uncertainty, and starts from the observation that shoulder shrugging has different interpretations depending on the interlocutor’s cultural background. It is not commonly used in Eastern cultures while in Western cultures it is a sign of uncertainty and ignorance. The paper reports a small study on the differences in interpretation of a particular video tape gesture, and draws some preliminary conclusions of how this affects intercultural communication between human interlocutors and between humans and conversational agents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2010
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 6259
Keywords
hesitation signalling, gesturing, intercultural communication, hesitation, shoulder shrugging, Linguistics, Informatics
National Category
Information Systems General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4989 (URN)10.1007/978-3-642-17184-0_5 (DOI)2320/7408 (Local ID)978-3-642-17183-3 (ISBN)2320/7408 (Archive number)2320/7408 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Jokinen, K. & Allwood, J. (2010). Hesitation in Intercultural Communication: Some observations on Interpreting Shoulder Shrugging. In: In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agents in Cultural Context, The First International Conference on Culture and Computing 2010, Kyoto, Japan: . Paper presented at The First International Conference on Culture and Computing (pp. 25-37).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hesitation in Intercultural Communication: Some observations on Interpreting Shoulder Shrugging
2010 (English)In: In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agents in Cultural Context, The First International Conference on Culture and Computing 2010, Kyoto, Japan, 2010, p. 25-37Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
intercultural communication, shoulder shrugging, hesitation, Linguistics, Informatics
National Category
Information Systems General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6508 (URN)2320/7441 (Local ID)2320/7441 (Archive number)2320/7441 (OAI)
Conference
The First International Conference on Culture and Computing
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Allwood, J. & Boholm, M. (2010). Repeated head movements, their function and relation to speech. In: M. Kipp, J. C. Martin, P. Paggio, D. Heylen, D. Tapias (Ed.), In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality (MMC2010), Valetta, Malta May 18: .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Repeated head movements, their function and relation to speech
2010 (English)In: In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality (MMC2010), Valetta, Malta May 18 / [ed] M. Kipp, J. C. Martin, P. Paggio, D. Heylen, D. Tapias, 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
head movements, head nods, feedback, Linguistics, informatics
National Category
Information Systems General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6498 (URN)2320/7452 (Local ID)2320/7452 (Archive number)2320/7452 (OAI)
Note
http://embots.dfki.de/doc/MMC2010-Proceedings.pdfAvailable from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Paggio, P., Allwood, J., Ahlsén, E. & Jokinen, K. (2010). The NOMCO Multimodal Nordic Resource: Goals and Characteristics. In: N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis, M. Rosner, D. Tapias (Ed.), In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), Valetta, Malta, May 19-21: . European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The NOMCO Multimodal Nordic Resource: Goals and Characteristics
2010 (English)In: In Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), Valetta, Malta, May 19-21 / [ed] N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis, M. Rosner, D. Tapias, European Language Resources Association (ELRA) , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

his paper presents the multimodal corpora that are being collected and annotated in the Nordic NOMCO project. The corpora will be used to study communicative phenomena such as feedback, turn management and sequencing. They already include video material for Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Estonian, and several social activities are represented. The data will make it possible to verify empirically how gestures (head movements, facial displays, hand gestures and body postures) and speech interact in all the three mentioned aspects of communication. The data are being annotated following the MUMIN annotation scheme, which provides attributes concerning the shape and the communicative functions of head movements, face expressions, body posture and hand gestures. After having described the corpora, the paper discusses how they will be used to study the way feedback is expressed in speech and gestures, and reports results from two pilot studies where we investigated the function of head gestures ― both single and repeated ― in combination with feedback expressions. The annotated corpora will be valuable sources for research on intercultural communication as well as for interaction in the individual languages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2010
Keywords
multimodal corpora, nordic languages, multimodal communication, Linguistics, Informatics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Language Technology (Computational Linguistics) Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6501 (URN)2320/7400 (Local ID)2-9517408-6-7 (ISBN)2320/7400 (Archive number)2320/7400 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Allwood, J., Hendrikse, A. & Ahlsén, E. (2010). Words and alternative basic units for linguistic analysis. In: P. J. Henrichsen (Ed.), In Linguistic Theory and Raw Sound: (pp. 9-26). Samfundslitteratur, Copenhagen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Words and alternative basic units for linguistic analysis
2010 (English)In: In Linguistic Theory and Raw Sound / [ed] P. J. Henrichsen, Samfundslitteratur, Copenhagen , 2010, p. 9-26Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Samfundslitteratur, Copenhagen, 2010
Series
Copenhagen Studies in Language, ISSN 0905-7269 ; 40
Keywords
word, linguistic units, basic units, corpus linguistics, typology, word units, linguistic analysis, Linguistics, Informatics
National Category
Information Systems General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4990 (URN)2320/7398 (Local ID)978-87-593-1479-1 (ISBN)2320/7398 (Archive number)2320/7398 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Allwood, J., Hammarström, H., Hendrikse, A., Ngcobo, M. N., Nomdebevana, N., Pretorius, L. & van der Merwe, M. (2010). Work on Spoken (Multimodal) Language Corpora in South Africa. Paper presented at In Proseedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation(LREC'10), Valetta, Malta, May 19-21. Paper presented at In Proseedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation(LREC'10), Valetta, Malta, May 19-21. European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes past, ongoing and planned work on the collection and transcription of spoken language samples for all the South African official languages and as part of this the training of researchers in corpus linguistic research skills. More specifically the work has involved (and still involves) establishing an international corpus linguistic network linked to a network hub at a UNISA website and the development of research tools, a corpus research guide and workbook for multimodal communication and spoken language corpus research. As an example of the work we are doing and hope to do more of in the future, we present a small pilot study of the influence of English and Afrikaans on the 100 most frequent words in spoken Xhosa as this is evidenced in the corpus of spoken interaction we have gathered so far. Other planned work, besides work on spoken language phenomena, involves comparison of spoken and written language and work on communicative body movements (gestures) and their relation to speech.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2010
Keywords
multimodal corpora, south african languages, spoken language, xhosa, zulu, Linguistics, Informatics
National Category
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics) General Language Studies and Linguistics Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6500 (URN)2320/7401 (Local ID)2-9517408-6-7 (ISBN)2320/7401 (Archive number)2320/7401 (OAI)
Conference
In Proseedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation(LREC'10), Valetta, Malta, May 19-21
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Allwood, J. & Ahlsén, E. (2009). Multimodal Intercultural Interaction and Communication Technology: A conceptual framework for designing and evaluating Multimodal Intercultural Communicators. In: Multimodal Corpora: . Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multimodal Intercultural Interaction and Communication Technology: A conceptual framework for designing and evaluating Multimodal Intercultural Communicators
2009 (English)In: Multimodal Corpora, Springer , 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2009
Keywords
multimodal agent, intercultural communication, communication, cognitive science
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4934 (URN)10.1007/978-3-642-04793-0_10 (DOI)2320/5793 (Local ID)978-3-642-04792-3 (ISBN)2320/5793 (Archive number)2320/5793 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Allwood, J., Yavada, Y. P., Hardie, A., Lohani, R. R., Rhegmi, B., Gurung, S., . . . Hall, P. (2008). Construction and annotation of a corpus of contemporary Nepali. Corpora, 3(2), 213-225
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2008 (English)In: Corpora, ISSN 1749-5032, E-ISSN 1755-1676, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 213-225Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we describe the construction of the 14-million-word Nepali National Corpus (NNC). This corpus includes both spoken and written data, the latter incorporating a Nepali match for FLOB and a broader collection of text. Additional resources within the NNC include parallel data (English–Nepali and Nepali–English) and a speech corpus. The NNC is encoded as Unicode text and marked up in CES-compatible XML. The whole corpus is also annotated with part-of-speech tags. We describe the process of devising a tagset and retraining tagger software for the Nepali language, for which there were no existing corpus resources. Finally, we explore some present and future applications of the corpus, including lexicography, NLP, and grammatical research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh University Press, 2008
Keywords
corpus linguistics, nepali, spoken language, Corpus linguistics, linguistic resources
National Category
Specific Languages Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2507 (URN)10.3366/E1749503208000166 (DOI)2320/4365 (Local ID)2320/4365 (Archive number)2320/4365 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Allwood, J. (2008). Dimensions of embodied communication: towards a typology of embodied communication. In: Embodied communication in humans and machines: . Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dimensions of embodied communication: towards a typology of embodied communication
2008 (English)In: Embodied communication in humans and machines, Oxford University Press, 2008Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2008
Keywords
embodied communication, artificial communicative agents, Embodied Communication, Artificial Communicative Agents
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2493 (URN)2320/4326 (Local ID)978-0-19-923175-1 (ISBN)2320/4326 (Archive number)2320/4326 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Allwood, J., Grammer, K., Kopp, S., Ahlsén, E. & Stocksmeier, T. (2008). Modeling embodied feedback with virtual humans. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4930
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modeling embodied feedback with virtual humans
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2008 (English)In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349, Vol. 4930Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2008
Keywords
feedback, virtual humans, embodied conversational agent, Feedback, Embodied Communicative Agents
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2500 (URN)10.1007/978-3-540-79037-2 (DOI)2320/4354 (Local ID)978-3-540-79036-5 (ISBN)2320/4354 (Archive number)2320/4354 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
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