Verbal and Nonverbal Features of Human-Human and Human-Machine Interaction: COST Action 2102 International Conference, Patras, Greece, October 29-31, 2007. Revised Papers / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the COST 2102 International Conference on Verbal and Nonverbal Features of Human-Human and Human-Machine Interaction, held in Patras, Greece, October 29 -31, 2007. The 21 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on static and dynamic processing of faces, facial expressions and gaze as well as emotional speech synthesis and recognition.

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I Static and Dynamic Processing of Faces, Facial Expressions, and Gaze

Data Mining Spontaneous Facial Behavior with Automatic Expression Coding Marian Bartlett Gwen Littlewort Esra Vural Kang Lee Mujdat Cetin Aytul Ercil Javier Movellan 1

Ekfrasis: A Formal Language for Representing and Generating Sequences of Facial Patterns for Studying Emotional Behavior Nikolaos Bourbakis Anna Esposito Despina Kavraki 21

On the Relevance of Facial Expressions for Biometric Recognition Marcos Faundez-Zanuy Joan Fabregas 32

Biometric Face Recognition with Different Training and Testing Databases Joan Fabregas Marcos Faundez-Zanuy 44

Combining Features for Recognizing Emotional Facial Expressions in Static Images Jiri Prinosil Zdenek Smekal Anna Esposito 56

Mutually Coordinated Anticipatory Multimodal Interaction Anton Nijholt Dennis Reidsma Herwin van Welbergen Rieks op den Akker Zsofia Ruttkay 70

Affordances and Cognitive Walkthrough for Analyzing Human-Virtual Human Interaction Zsofia Ruttkay Rieks op den Akker 90

II Emotional Speech Synthesis and Recognition: Applications to Telecommunication Systems

Individual Traits of Speaking Style and Speech Rhythm in a Spoken Discourse Nick Campbell 107

The Organization of a Neurocomputational Control Model for Articulatory Speech Synthesis Bernd J. Kroger Anja Lowit Ralph Schnitker 121

Automatic Speech Recognition Used for Intelligibility Assessment of Text-to-Speech Systems Robert Vich Jan Nouza Martin Vondra 136

ECESS Platform for Web Based TTS Modules and Systems Evaluation Matej Rojc Harald Hoge Zdravko Kacic 149

Towards Slovak Broadcast News Automatic Recording and Transcribing Service Matus Pleva Anton Cizmar Jozef JuharStanislav Ondas Michal Mirilovic 158

Computational Stylometry: Who's in a Play? Carl Vogel Gerard Lynch 169

The Acoustic Front-End in Scenarios of Interaction Research Rudiger Hoffmann Lutz-Michael Alisch Uwe Altmann Thomas Feher Rico Petrick Soren Wittenberg Rico Hermkes 187

Application of Expressive Speech in TTS System with Cepstral Description Jiri Pribil Anna Pribilova 200

Speech Emotion Perception by Human and Machine Szabolcs Levente Toth David Sztaho Klara Vicsi 213

Expressive Speech Synthesis Using Emotion-Specific Speech Inventories Csaba Zainko Mark Fek Geza Nemeth 225

Study on Speaker-Independent Emotion Recognition from Speech on Real-World Data Theodoros Kostoulas Todor Ganchev Nikos Fakotakis 235

Exploiting a Vowel Based Approach for Acted Emotion Recognition Fabien Ringeval Mohamed Chetouani 243

Towards Annotation of Nonverbal Vocal Gestures in Slovak Milan Rusko Jozef Juhar 255

The CineLingua Approach: Verbal and Non-verbal Features in Second Language Acquisition. Film Narrative to Anchor Comprehension and Production Rosa Volpe 266

Author Index 281

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