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Putting the Pieces Together : Multimodal Analysis of Social Attention in Meetings

  • [2010,inproceedings] bibtex
    R. Subramanian, J. Staiano, K. Kalimeri, N. Sebe, F. Pianesi, and F. B. Kessler, "Putting the Pieces Together : Multimodal Analysis of Social Attention in Meetings," in Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia, 2010, pp. 659-662.
    @inproceedings{Subramanian2010, abstract = {This paper presents a multimodal framework employing eye-gaze, head-pose and speech cues to explain observed social attention patterns in meeting scenes. We first investigate a few hypotheses concerning social attention and characterize meetings and individuals based on ground-truth data. This is followed by replication of ground-truth results through automated estimation of eye-gaze, head-pose and speech activity for each participant. Experimental results show that combining eye-gaze and head-pose estimates decreases error in social attention estimation by over 26{\%}.},
      author = {Subramanian, Ramanathan and Staiano, Jacopo and Kalimeri, Korina and Sebe, Nicu and Pianesi, Fabio and Kessler, Foundazione Bruno},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia},
      keywords = {eye-gaze,head-pose,meeting analysis,social attention},
      pages = {659--662},
      title = {{Putting the Pieces Together : Multimodal Analysis of Social Attention in Meetings}},
      year = {2010}
    }
    This paper presents a multimodal framework employing eye-gaze, head-pose and speech cues to explain observed social attention patterns in meeting scenes. We first investigate a few hypotheses concerning social attention and characterize meetings and individuals based on ground-truth data. This is followed by replication of ground-truth results through automated estimation of eye-gaze, head-pose and speech activity for each participant. Experimental results show that combining eye-gaze and head-pose estimates decreases error in social attention estimation by over 26\%.

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