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Interpreting Hand-Over-Face Gestures

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Interpreting Hand-Over-Face Gestures
People often hold their hands near their faces as a gesture in natural conversation, which can interfere with affective inference from facial expressions. However, these gestures are valuable as an additional channel for multi-modal inference. We analyse hand-over-face gestures in a corpus of naturalistic labelled expressions and propose the use of those gestures as a novel affect cue for automatic inference of cognitive mental states. We define three hand cues for encoding hand-over-face gestures, namely hand shape, hand action and facial region occluded, serving as a first step in automating the interpretation process.
Marwa Mahmoud, Peter Robinson
Added 12 Dec 2011
Updated 12 Dec 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ACII
Authors Marwa Mahmoud, Peter Robinson
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