Time: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: 3405 Siebel Center
Hi, everyone! This week, we will once again have a practice conference talk for the first half of the seminar and then a paper discussion for the second half.
For the first half, Mary Pietrowicz will be giving her ICASSP practice talk:
Title: “Discovering Dimensions of Perceived Vocal Expression in Semi-Structured Unscripted Oral History Accounts”
Abstract: What do people hear in expressive, unprompted speech? And how can their descriptions be transformed into a representative set of dimensions of vocal expression? This paper presents a methodology for collecting user description of vocal expression, transforms the user descriptions into a set of measurable expressive dimensions, and derives a representative feature set and baseline classifiers across these dimensions. The resulting classifiers recognized the top 13 dimensions over an oral history corpus, with a maximum unweighted recall score of 80.5%.
Then, we will discuss the following paper, which won a CHI Best Paper Award in 2016, during the second half of the seminar:
“Designing Movement-based Play With Young People Using Powered Wheelchairs” (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2858070)