Skip to Main Content
Determining how a speaker is engaged in a conversation is crucial for achieving harmonious interaction between computers and humans. In this study, a fusion approach was developed based on psychological factors to recognize Interaction Style ( IS) in spoken conversation, which plays a key role in creating natural dialogue agents. The proposed Fused Cross-Correlation Model (FCCM) provides a unified probabilistic framework to model the relationships among the psychological factors of emotion, personality trait ( PT), transient IS, and IS history, for recognizing IS. An emotional arousal-dependent speech recognizer was used to obtain the recognized spoken text for extracting linguistic features to estimate transient IS likelihood and recognize PT. A temporal course modeling approach and an emotional sub-state language model, based on the temporal phases of an emotional expression, were employed to obtain a better emotion recognition result. The experimental results indicate that the proposed FCCM yields satisfactory results in IS recognition and also demonstrate that combining psychological factors effectively improves IS recognition accuracy.