SHARED UNDERSTANDING AND SYNCHRONY EMERGENCE - Synchrony as an Indice of the Exchange of Meaning between Dialog Partners

Ken Prepin, Catherine Pelachaud

Abstract

Synchrony is claimed by psychology as a crucial parameter of any social interaction. In dialog interactions, the synchrony between non-verbal behaviours of interactants is claimed to account for the quality of the interaction: to give to human a feeling of natural interaction, an agent must be able to synchronise on appropriate time. The synchronisation occurring during non-verbal iteractions has recently been modelised as a phenonomenon emerging from the coupling between interactants. We propose here, and test in simulation, a dynamical model of verbal communication which links the emergence of synchrony between non-verbal behaviours to the level of meaning exchanged through words by interactants: if partners of a dyad understand each other, synchrony emerges, whereas if they do not understand, synchrony is disrupted. In addition to retrieve the fact that synchrony emergence within a dyad of agents depends on their level of shared understanding, our tests pointed two noteworthy properties of synchronisation phenomenons: first, as well as synchrony accounts for mutual understanding and good interaction, di-synchrony accounts for misunderstanding; second, synchronisation and di-synchronisation emerging from mutual understanding are very quick phenomenons.

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Prepin K. and Pelachaud C. (2011). SHARED UNDERSTANDING AND SYNCHRONY EMERGENCE - Synchrony as an Indice of the Exchange of Meaning between Dialog Partners . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-41-6, pages 25-34. DOI: 10.5220/0003140600250034


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@conference{icaart11,
author={Ken Prepin and Catherine Pelachaud},
title={SHARED UNDERSTANDING AND SYNCHRONY EMERGENCE - Synchrony as an Indice of the Exchange of Meaning between Dialog Partners},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2011},
pages={25-34},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003140600250034},
isbn={978-989-8425-41-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - SHARED UNDERSTANDING AND SYNCHRONY EMERGENCE - Synchrony as an Indice of the Exchange of Meaning between Dialog Partners
SN - 978-989-8425-41-6
AU - Prepin K.
AU - Pelachaud C.
PY - 2011
SP - 25
EP - 34
DO - 10.5220/0003140600250034