Chinese multimodal resources for dialogue act analysis

Authored by: Alex Chengyu Fang , Yanjiao Li , Jing Cao , Harry Bunt

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138650732
eBook ISBN: 9781315625157
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Interactive speech constitutes a large proportion of human communication and represents a full repertoire of communicative strategies and mechanisms, the understanding of which has proved to be key to the proper management of spoken resources. Recently, annotation in spoken and multimodal resources has gone beyond lexical and syntactic information and focused on semantic and pragmatic properties in dialogues, namely dialogue acts (DAs). This chapter is a survey of Chinese multimodal resources in general and interactive spoken corpora in particular, focusing on the existing coding schemes of dialogue acts.

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