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Presentation 2011-10-06 16:15
Analysis of laughter annotation; towards support for children with autistic spectrum disorders
Hiroki Tanaka (NAIST), Hideki Kashioka (NICT), Nick Campbell (TCD) SP2011-60 WIT2011-42
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) People on the autistic dimension often have great difficulty in understanding human engagement underlying paralinguistic signals and laughter. Our current work focusses on detecting different types of laughter to measure engagement.This report presents the results of a preliminary analysis of the sounds of laughs in a very large corpus of naturally-occurring conversational speech. Four types of laughter were categorized, and our goal is to enable children with autistic spectrum to classify these laughs. A teacher who specialises in Social Skill Training for children with autistic spectrum annotated these types of laughter manually, based on listening. We analyzed acoustic features of this annotation result, and greater than 58% classification accuracy was achieved by SVM statistical methods.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Autistic Spectrum / Laughter / Paralinguistics / Nonlinguistic / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 111, no. 225, SP2011-60, pp. 49-54, Oct. 2011.
Paper # SP2011-60 
Date of Issue 2011-09-29 (SP, WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee WIT SP  
Conference Date 2011-10-06 - 2011-10-07 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) TFT Bldg. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Welfare and speech processing, etc. 
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Registration To SP 
Conference Code 2011-10-WIT-SP 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Analysis of laughter annotation; towards support for children with autistic spectrum disorders 
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Keyword(1) Autistic Spectrum  
Keyword(2) Laughter  
Keyword(3) Paralinguistics  
Keyword(4) Nonlinguistic  
1st Author's Name Hiroki Tanaka  
1st Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
2nd Author's Name Hideki Kashioka  
2nd Author's Affiliation National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
3rd Author's Name Nick Campbell  
3rd Author's Affiliation Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
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Date Time 2011-10-06 16:15:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
Registration for SP 
Paper # SP2011-60, WIT2011-42 
Volume (vol) vol.111 
Number (no) no.225(SP), no.226(WIT) 
Page pp.49-54 
Date of Issue 2011-09-29 (SP, WIT) 

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