Linguistic concepts described with Media Query Language for automated
Lenkiewicz, A., Lis, M., & Lenkiewicz, P.
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), Digital Humanities 2012 Conference Abstracts. University of Hamburg, Germany; July 16–22, 2012
Human spoken communication is multimodal, i.e. it encompasses both speech and gesture. Acoustic properties of voice, body movements, facial expression, etc. are an inherent and meaningful part of spoken interaction; they can provide attitudinal, grammatical and semantic information. In the recent years interest in audio-visual corpora has been rising rapidly as they enable investigation of different communicative modalities and provide more holistic view on communication (Kipp et al. 2009). Moreover, for some languages such corpora are the only available resource, as is the case for endangered languages for which no written resources exist.