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Abstract or Description

We introduce a simple taxonomy of meeting states and participant roles. Our goal is to automatically detect the state of a meeting and the role of each meeting participant and to do so concurrent with a meeting. We trained a decision tree classifier that learns to detect these states and roles from simple speech–based features that are easy to compute automatically. This classifier detects meeting states 18% absolute more accurately than a random classifier, and detects participant roles 10% absolute more accurately than a majority classifier. The results imply that simple, easy to compute features can be used for this purpose.



Published In

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2004 - ICSLP).