Masataka Imura


Multimedia Database of Meetings and Informal Interactions for Tracking Participant Involvement and Discourse Flow
Nick Campbell | Toshiyuki Sadanobu | Masataka Imura | Naoto Iwahashi | Suzuki Noriko | Damien Douxchamps
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

At ATR, we are collecting and analysing “meetings” data using a table-top sensor device consisting of a small 360-degree camera surrounded by an array of high-quality directional microphones. This equipment provides a stream of information about the audio and visual events of the meeting which is then processed to form a representation of the verbal and non-verbal interpersonal activity, or discourse flow, during the meeting. This paper describes the resulting corpus of speech and video data which is being collected for the abovere search. It currently includes data from 12 monthly sessions, comprising 71 video and 33 audio modules. Collection is continuingmonthly and is scheduled to include another ten sessions.