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The Nottingham Multi-Modal Corpus: a demonstration

Knight, Dawn, Adolphs, S., Tennent, P. and Carter, R. 2008. The Nottingham Multi-Modal Corpus: a demonstration. Presented at: 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Marrakesh, Morocco, 28-30 May 2008. Proceedings of the 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Palais des Congrés, Marrakech, Morocco, 28-30th May 2008. European Language Resources Association, pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

This software demonstration overviews the developments made during the 3-year NCeSS funded Understanding New Forms of the Digital Record for e-Social Science project (DReSS) that was based at the University of Nottingham. The demo highlights the outcomes of a specific ‘driver project’ hosted by DReSS, which sought to combine the knowledge of linguists and the expertise of computer scientists in the construction of the multi-modal (MM hereafter) corpus software: the Digital Replay System (DRS). DRS presents ‘data’ in three different modes, as spoken (audio), video and textual records of real-life interactions, accurately aligning within a functional, searchable corpus setting (known as the Nottingham Multi-Modal Corpus: NMMC herein). The DRS environment therefore allows for the exploration of the lexical, prosodic and gestural features of conversation and how they interact in everyday speech. Further to this, the demonstration introduces a computer vision based gesture recognition system which has been constructed to allow for the detection and preliminary codification of gesture sequences. This gesture tracking system can be imported into DRS to enable an automated approach to the analysis of MM datasets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: European Language Resources Association
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:28
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/78855

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