|Budget Amount *help
¥46,280,000 (Direct Cost: ¥35,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥10,680,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥10,140,000 (Direct Cost: ¥7,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,340,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥10,530,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,430,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥10,530,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,430,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥15,080,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,480,000)
A novel approach to analysis of speech communication and design of conversational systems is investigated. It particularly focuses on listener's reaction. In human interactions, listener's reactions such as eye-gaze, backchannels and laughter are detected, and these behavior signals are combined to predict the interest and comprehension level. Moreover, a new type of spoken dialogue systems is developed, which conducts proactive information presentation based on the user's interest and focus.