[Speaker + Discussion] February 14th – Mary Pietrowicz Talk & Movement-Based Play in Wheelchairs Discussion

February 10, 2017

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)

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