Audiovisual Scene Analysis: Mother-Child Communication

Xiaoyue Jiang, Thomas Geerinck, Georgios Patsis, Marjan Kog, Gerrit Loots, Werner Verhelst, Hichem Sahli

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This paper gives an overview and initial results for audio-visual scene analysis developed at VUB. An observational system for measuring parent-child interaction in laboratory has been developed. The measurement approach provides an alternative to the paper and pencil measures of trained coders that depend on visualizing the recorded scene and annotating it manually by reporting on parent-child behavior. Direct observation and analysis allows making decisions about the qualities of actual interactive behavior between parents and children, adding uniformity to the observation process and potentially ameliorating systematic bias that may affect human observers. For the long term, we aim at a system that provides an automatic method to achieve multimedia understanding by incorporating psychological knowledge. In particular the current project combines audiovisual scene analysis with psychological analysis for discovering synchrony in mother-child communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXIII-th Convention of Electrical Engineering, CIE 2007, Santa Clara, Cuba, June 18-22, 2007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009


ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet


  • Audiovisual analysis


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