ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014

Conversational structures affecting auditory likeability

Benjamin Weiss, Katrin Schoenenberg

Three-person telephone conferences of unacquainted people are conducted by means of pre-defined scenarios providing individual information and goals. Interlocutors rate the likeability of each other after a training session as well as after the actual conference. The recordings of the conferences are manually annotated concerning speaker's verbal contribution, pauses, and back-channels. Regression analysis reveals likeability ratings after the conference to be dominated by the ratings before the conversation, but simple parameters like number of turns also contribute significantly to a descriptive model. The regression model for ratings averaged for both interlocutors provide a similar fit as the one for pair-wise ratings. Exchanging of the manually obtained parameters by automatically estimated values still results in significant regressions, indicating facilitation for future research.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2014-408

Cite as: Weiss, B., Schoenenberg, K. (2014) Conversational structures affecting auditory likeability. Proc. Interspeech 2014, 1791-1795, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2014-408

@inproceedings{weiss14_interspeech,
  author={Benjamin Weiss and Katrin Schoenenberg},
  title={{Conversational structures affecting auditory likeability}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2014},
  pages={1791--1795},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2014-408},
  issn={2308-457X}
}