Non-humorous use of laughter in spoken dialogue systems

In this paper we argue that laughter, an ambiguous yet ubiquitous signal in everyday interactions, can act as an important feature for task-oriented dialogue systems. We show which components of a dialogue system should be affected and modified, and more specifically how particular types of laughter can be accounted for in a dialogue manager as instances of short answers, feedbacks and vocalisations accompanying them.
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In Proceedings
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Proceedings of Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialog Agents (LaCATODA 2021)
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