Speech Data Corpus for Verbal Intelligence Estimation. Kseniya Zablotskaya , Steffen Walter, Wolfgang Minker. Outline. Introduction Improvement of Spoken Language Dialogue Systems Verbal Intelligence Estimation Monologues Collection Hamburg Wechsler Intelligence Test
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for Verbal Intelligence Estimation
KseniyaZablotskaya, Steffen Walter, Wolfgang Minker
Improvement of Spoken Language Dialogue Systems
Verbal Intelligence Estimation
Hamburg Wechsler Intelligence Test
Result Table for Each Candidate
Conclusions and Future Work
Different ways to describe the same event:
- “Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the railway station?”
- “Hey you, show me where the railway station is.”
What our words can say about us:
Analysis of speech
- estimation of cognitive processes of the user
- adaptation to the user
of the user
Spoken language dialogue system
Adaptation to the user
Two short films (Galileo):
Craziest hotels in the world:
necessary to memorize the names
necessary to memorize the order
Experiment on how long people could stay awake
possible to describe the film without certain details
descriptions are informative
Duration: at least 10 minutes
Topic: the education and the school system in Germany
- participants know a lot about it
- participants have different opinions
Information (25 questions)
measures general knowledge
questions from a particular culture
Who is president of Russia?
Comprehension (10 questions)
What would you do if you lost
your way in a forest?
auditory short memory
Please listen to the fallowing
digits and repeat them:
5 7 2 4 6
Arithmetic (10 questions)
attention and concentration while manipulation mental mathematical problems
Seven envelopes cost twenty five cents.
How many envelopes can you buy if you have one dollar?
Similarities in Dissimilar Objects (12 questions)
power of conceptualization
Please find a similarity among
a dog and a lion?
Vocabulary (42 questions)
comprehension of meanings
relation between the expressive words
What does the word “zebra” mean?
“?” – interrogative word intonation and rising tone
“.” – completed thoughts and falling tone
“,” – short pauses in the speech, but with a continuation of the main idea
“;” – interrupted thoughts
Example: “no no. or yes? you say; understand,”
All monologues and dialogues were transcribed according
to the standards by Mergenthaler.
The punctuation marks in transcripts are used to show rhythmical and syntactical speech interruptions:
- candidate’s points for each verbal task and the verbal IQ.
- verbal IQ is measured according to the special tables of the HAWIE.
56 candidates: men - 27, women - 29
Age: 16 – 75
71 monologues (3 hours 30 minutes)
30 dialogues (6 hours 30 minutes)