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Title:
Classifying the form of iconic hand gestures from the linguistic categorization of co-occurring verbs
Author:
Magdalena Lis: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Costanza Navarretta: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013
Issue:
101
Article no.:
005
Pages:
41-50
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-06-24
ISBN:
978-91-7519-266-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper deals with the relation between speech and form of co-occurring iconic hand gestures. It focuses on multimodal expression of eventualities. We investigate to what extent it is possible to automatically classify gestural features from the categorization of verbs in a wordnet. We do so by applying supervised machine learning to an annotated multimodal corpus. The annotations describe form features of gestures. They also contain information about the type of eventuality; verb Aktionsart and Aspect; which were extracted from plWordNet 2.0. Our results confirm the hypothesis that the Eventuality Type and Aktionsart are related to the form of gestures. They also indicate that it is possible to some extent to classify certain form characteristics of gesture from the linguistic categorization of their lexical affiliates. We also identify the gestural form features which are most strongly correlated to the Viewpoint adopted in gesture.

Keywords: Multimodal eventuality expression; iconic co-speech gesture; wordnet; machine learning

Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013

Author:
Magdalena Lis, Costanza Navarretta
Title:
Classifying the form of iconic hand gestures from the linguistic categorization of co-occurring verbs
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Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013

Author:
Magdalena Lis, Costanza Navarretta
Title:
Classifying the form of iconic hand gestures from the linguistic categorization of co-occurring verbs
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