Multimodal turn-taking: motivations, methodological challenges, and novel approaches

Katharina Rohlfing, Giuseppe Leonardi, Iris Nomikou, Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, Eyke Hüllermeier

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In this article, we note that despite being a multimodal phenomenon, turn-taking has still been investigated mostly as being unimodal. Based on theoretical positions emphasizing that communication is organized jointly by interaction partners, we identify the challenge of assessing human sequential behavior that is (a) spread across different modalities and (b) co-constructed with a partner. By analyzing a corpus of mother-child dyads with Cross Recurrence Quantification Analysis and Frequent Pattern Mining, we offer novel steps toward understanding multimodal turn-taking.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
Early online date15 Jan 2019
Publication statusEarly online - 15 Jan 2019


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