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Artificial Retrieval of Information Assistants - Virtual Agents with Linguistic Understanding, Social skills, and Personalised Aspects

Deliverables

Implementation of multi-lingual task-based dialogue system for the chosen scenario

Implementation of multi-lingual task-based dialogue system for the chosen scenario

Multi-lingual realisation of Book-ARIA using M2 system

Multi-lingual realisation of Book-ARIA using milestone 2 system

Implementation of adaptive task-based dialogue system

Implementation of adaptive task-based dialogue system

Implementation of cross-domain, context-sensitive speech analysis

Implementation of cross-domain, context-sensitive speech analysis

First integrated system with simple support for web and mobile device user interfaces

The first integrated system with simple support for web and mobile device user interfaces.

Release of the multilingual, adaptive dialogue toolbox

Release of the multilingual, adaptive dialogue toolbox

Implementation of long-term adaptation for speech analysis

Implementation of long-term adaptation for speech analysis

Implementation of adaptive audiovisual communicative behaviour generation

Implementation of adaptive audiovisual communicative behaviour generation

Uni-lingual realisation of Book-ARIA using M1 system

Uni-lingual realisation of Book-ARIA using the system delivered at Milestone 1

Implementation of overall dynamic audiovisual communicative behaviour generation

Implementation of overall dynamic audiovisual communicative behaviour generation

Fine-tuned, multi-lingual realisation of Book-ARIA using M3 system

Fine-tuned, multi-lingual realisation of Book-ARIA using M3 system

Second integrated system with improved real-time capabilities in distributed environments

Second integrated system with improved real-time capabilities in distributed environments

Final adaptive audiovisual communicative behaviour generation

Final adaptive audiovisual communicative behaviour generation

Final integrated system with documented support for web standard technologies

Final integrated system with documented support for web standard technologies

Implementation of multi-lingual user- and environment-adaptive speech analysis

Implementation of multi-lingual user- and environment-adaptive speech analysis

Ethical Policies

Report on applied ethical practices including informed consent forms, ethical approval for experiments and data collection and certifications of compliance with national and EU legislation.

Final report on standardisation and workshops activities

Final report on standardisation and workshops activities

Evaluation report

Evaluation report

Data Management Plan

The Data Management Plan will describe the data management life cycle for the Wizard of Oz and fully automatic ARIA generated data sets. It will outline how our collected research data will be handled during and after ARIA-VALUSPA. It will describe what data will be collected, processed or generated and following what methodology and standards, whether and how this data will be shared and/or made open, and how it will be curated and preserved. We are committed to making all our data fully available to the research community, through easily accessible web interfaces, similar to the SEMAINE database. A minor part of the data may be temporarily withheld from the public to allow the team to organise challenges for the research community on unseen data.

Public access to interactive ARIA-VALUSPA platform under a research license

Public access to interactive ARIA-VALUSPA platform under a research license

Project website, first version

Project website, first version

Public access to interactive system data

Public access to interactive system data

Public access to labelled Wizard-of-Oz data

Public access to labelled Wizard-of-Oz data

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Publications

Cascaded continuous regression for real-time incremental face tracking

Author(s): E. Sánchez-Lozano, B. Martinez, G. Tzimiropoulos, M.F. Valstar
Published in: ECCV, 2016

Topic switch models for dialogue management in virtual humans

Author(s): W. Zhu, A. Chowanda, M.F. Valstar
Published in: IVA, 2016

Deep canonical time warping

Author(s): George Trigeorgis, Mihalis A. Nicolaou, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Björn Schuller
Published in: CVPR, 2016

Facing realism in spontaneous emotion recognition from speech: feature enhancement by autoencoder with LSTM neural networks

Author(s): Zixing Zhang, Fabien Ringeval, Jing Han, Jun Deng, Erik Marchi, Björn Schuller
Published in: Interspeech, 2016

Classifying emotion-antecedent appraisal in brain activity using machine learning methods

Author(s): Kornelia Gentsch, Eduardo Coutinho, Florian Eyben, Björn Schuller, Klaus R. Scherer
Published in: 2015

Dynamic active learning based on agreement, applied to emotion recognition in spoken interactions

Author(s): Yue Zhang, Eduardo Coutinho, Zixing Zhang, Caijiao Quan, Björn Schuller
Published in: ICMI, 2016

AV+EC 2015 –- The first affect recognition Challenge bridging across audio, video, and physiological Data

Author(s): Fabien Ringeval, Björn Schuller, Michel Valstar, Shashank Jaiswal, Erik Marchi, Denis Lalanne, Roddy Cowie, Maja Pantic
Published in: MM, 2015

Agreement-based dynamic active learning with least, medium certainty query strategies

Author(s): Yue Zhang, Eduardo Coutinho, Zixing Zhang, Caijiao Quan, Björn Schuller
Published in: Advances in Active Learning : Bridging Theory, Practice Workshop, 2015

Cross Modal Evaluation of High Quality Emotional Speech Synthesis with the Virtual Human Toolkit

Author(s): B. Potard, M. Aylett, D. Braude.
Published in: IVA, 2016

Sincerity, deception in speech: Two sides of the same coin? A transfer- and multi-task learning perspective

Author(s): Yue Zhang, Felix Weninger, Zhao Ren, Björn Schuller
Published in: ICMI, 2016

Computational Models of Emotion, Personality, and Social Relationships for Interactions in Games

Author(s): A. Chowanda, P. Blanchfield, M. Flintham and M.F. Valstar
Published in: AAMAS, 2016

Combining Hierarchical Classification with Frequency Weighting for the Recognition of Eating Conditions

Author(s): Johannes Wagner, Andreas Seiderer, Florian Lingenfelser, Elisabeth André
Published in: Interspeech, 2015

Building autonomous sensitive artificial listeners (extended abstract)

Author(s): Marc Schröder, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Roddy Cowie, Florian Eyben, Hatice Gunes, Dirk Heylen, Mark ter Maat, Gary McKeown, Sathish Pammi, Maja Pantic, Catherine Pelachaud, Björn Schuller, Etienne de Sevin, Michel Valstar, Martin Wöllmer
Published in: ACII, 2015

TRIC-track: Tracking by Regression with Incrementally Learned Cascades

Author(s): X. Wang, M.F. Valstar, B. Martinez, M.H. Khan, T.P. Pridmore
Published in: ICCV, 2015

AV+ EC 2015--The First Affect Recognition Challenge Bridging Across Audio, Video, and Physiological Data

Author(s): Ringeval, F., Schuller, B., Valstar, M., Jaiswal, S., Marchi, E., Lalanne, D., Cowie, R. and Pantic, M
Published in: AVEC, 2015

Improving social relationships in face-to-face human-agent interactions: when the agent wants to know user’s likes and dislikes

Author(s): Caroline Langlet, Chloe Clavel
Published in: ACL, 2015

Don't Say Yes, Say Yes: Interacting with Synthetic Speech Using Tonetable

Author(s): M. Aylett, B. Potard, G. Pullin, S. Hennig, D. Braude, M. Antunes Ferreira
Published in: CHI EA '16, 2016

On rater reliability, correlation based dynamic active learning

Author(s): Yue Zhang, Eduardo Coutinho, Zixing Zhang, Michael Adam, Björn Schuller
Published in: ACII, 2015

Bird sounds classification by large scale acoustic features, extreme learning machine

Author(s): Kun Qian, Zixing Zhang, Fabien Ringeval, Björn Schuller
Published in: GlobalSIP, 2015

Face reading from speech –- predicting facial action units from audio cues

Author(s): Fabien Ringeval, Erik Marchi, Marc Mehu, Klaus Scherer, Björn Schuller
Published in: Interspeech, 2015

The Effects of Interrupting Behavior on Interpersonal Attitude and Engagement in Dyadic Interactions

Author(s): Angelo Cafaro, Nadine Glas, Catherine Pelachaud
Published in: AAMAS, 2016

Exploring the importance of individual differences to the automatic estimation of emotions induced by music

Author(s): Hesam Sagha, Eduardo Coutinho, Björn Schuller
Published in: MM, 2015

Learning to transfer: transferring latent task structures and its application to person-specific facial action unit detection

Author(s): T. Almaev, B. Martinez and M.F. Valstar
Published in: ICCV, 2015

Adapting sentiment analysis to face-to-face human-agent interactions: from detection to evaluation issues

Author(s): Caroline Langlet, Chloe Clavel
Published in: ACII, 2016

Automatically estimating emotion music using long-short term memory recurrent neural networks

Author(s): Eduardo Coutinho, George Trigeorgis, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Björn Schuller
Published in: Interspeech, 2015

Artificial Personality and Disfluency

Author(s): M. Wester, M. Aylett, M. Tomalin, R. Dall
Published in: Interspeech, 2015

Non-linear prediction with LSTM recurrent neural networks for acoustic novelty detection

Author(s): Erik Marchi, Fabio Vesperini, Felix Weninger, Florian Eyben, Stefano Squartini, Björn Schuller
Published in: OJCNN, 2015

The ICL-TUM-PASSAU approach for the MediaEval 2015 “Affective Impact of Movies” task

Author(s): George Trigeorgis, Eduardo Coutinho, Fabien Ringeval, Erik Marchi, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Björn Schuller
Published in: Interspeech, 2015

Learning to combine local models for Facial Action Unit detection

Author(s): S. Jaiswal, B. Martinez, M.F. Valstar
Published in: FERA, 2015

AVEC 2015 – The 5th International Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop

Author(s): Fabien Ringeval, Björn Schuller, Michel Valstar, Roddy Cowie, Maja Pantic
Published in: MM, 2015

Playing with Social and Emotional Game Companions

Author(s): A. Chowanda, P. Blanchfield, M. Flintham and M.F. Valstar
Published in: IVA, 2016

Deep bidirectional long short-term memory recurrent neural networks for grapheme-to-phoneme conversion utilizing complex many-to many alignments

Author(s): Amr El-Desoky Mousa, Björn Schuller
Published in: Interspeech, 2016

The INTERSPEECH 2016 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Deception & Sincerity

Author(s): Björn Schuller, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Julia Hirschberg, Judee K. Burgoon, Alice Baird, Aaron Elkins, Yue Zhang, Eduardo Coutinho, Keelan Evanini
Published in: ICMI, 2016

AVEC 2016 – Depression, Mood, and Emotion Recognition Workshop and Challenge

Author(s): Valstar, M.F., Gratch, J., Schuller, B., Ringeval, F., Lalanne, D., Torres Torres, M., Scherer, S., Stratou, G., Cowie, R. and Pantic, M
Published in: ACM Multimedia 2016, 2016

Speech analysis in the big data era

Author(s): Björn Schuller
Published in: TSD, 2015

Deep Learning the Dynamic Appearance and Shape of Facial Action Units

Author(s): S. Jaiswal, M.F. Valstar
Published in: IEEE WACV, 2016

ChaLearn Looking at People and Faces of the World: Face Analysis Workshop and Challenge 2016

Author(s): Escalera, S., Torres Torres, M., Martinez, B., Baró, X. and Escalante, H.J., Guyon I., Tzimiropoulos, G., Corneau, C., Oliu, M., Bagheri, M.A., Valstar, M.F.
Published in: CVPR, 2016

Enhanced semi-supervised learning for multimodal emotion recognition

Author(s): Zixing Zhang, Fabien Ringeval, Bin Dong, Eduardo Coutinho, Erik Marchi, Björn Schuller
Published in: ICASSP, 2016

Does my speech rock? Automatic assessment of public speaking skills

Author(s): Lucas Azais, Adrien Payan, Tianjiao Sun, Guillaume Vidal, Tina Zhang, Eduardo Coutinho, Florian Eyben, Björn Schuller
Published in: Interspeech, 2015

Semi-autonomous data enrichment based on cross-task labelling of missing targets for holistic speech analysis

Author(s): Yue Zhang, Yuxiang Zhou, Jie Shen, Björn Schuller
Published in: ICASSP, 2016

An Open Source Kaldi Based Parametric Speech Synthesiser based on DNN

Author(s): B. Potard, M. Aylett, D. Braude, P. Motlicek
Published in: Interspeech, 2016

Adieu features? End-to-end apeech emotion recognition using a deep convolutional recurrent network

Author(s): George Trigeorgis, Fabien Ringeval, Raymond Brückner, Erik Marchi, Mihalis Nicolaou, Björn Schuller, Stefanos Zafeiriou
Published in: ICASSP, 2016

Sentiment analysis, opinion mining: on optimal parameters and performances

Author(s): Björn Schuller, Amr El-Desoky Mousa, Vryniotis Vasileios
Published in: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery, 2015, ISSN 1942-4787

A deep matrix factorization method for learning attribute representations

Author(s): George Trigeorgis, Konstantinos Bousmalis, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Björn Schuller
Published in: PAMI, 2016, ISSN 0162-8828

Cascaded Regression with Sparsified Feature Covariance Matrix for Facial Landmark Detection

Author(s): E. Sánchez-Lozano, B. Martinez, M.F. Valstar
Published in: Pattern Recognition Letters, 2016, ISSN 0167-8655

L21-based regression and prediction accumulation across views for robust facial landmark detection

Author(s): B. Martinez and M.F. Valstar
Published in: Image and Vision Computing, 2015, ISSN 0262-8856

From opinion mining to human-agent interaction

Author(s): Chloé Clavel, Zoraida Callejas
Published in: IEEE TAC, 2016, ISSN 1949-3045

Grounding the detection of the user’s likes ´ and dislikes on the topic structure of human-agent interactions

Author(s): Caroline Langlet, Chloe Clavel
Published in: KBS, 2016, ISSN 0950-7051

Context-Aware Automated Analysis and Annotation of Social Human-Agent Interactions

Author(s): Tobias Baur, Gregor Mehlmann, Ionut Damian, Florian Lingenfelser, Johannes Wagner, Birgit Lugrin, Elisabeth André, Patrick Gebhard
Published in: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) 5.2, 2015, ISSN 2160-6455

Automatic estimation of biosignals from the human voice

Author(s): Eduardo Coutinho, Björn Schuller
Published in: Science, Special Supplement on Advances in Computational Psychophysiology, 2015, ISSN 2329-9290

Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities in Automatic Facial Expression Recognition

Author(s): B. Martinez and M.F. Valstar
Published in: Advances in Face Detection and Facial Image Analysis, 2016

Fostering user engagement in face-to-face human-agent interactions: a survey

Author(s): Clavel, C., Cafaro, A., Campano, S., & Pelachaud, C.
Published in: Toward Robotic Socially Believable Behaving Systems-Volume II, 2016

Modeling User’s Social Attitude in a Conversational System

Author(s): Tobias Baur, Dominik Schiller, Elisabeth André
Published in: Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services, 2016