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Papers/Notes: Subtle Expressions Through Sound and Text

Wednesday, April 14
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Motivating Expressive Writing with a Text-to-Sound Application
Amy Gonzales, Cornell University, USA
Tiffany Ng, Cornell University, USA
OJ Zhao, Cornell University, USA
Geri Gay, Cornell University, USA

The study finds that a system that translates expressive writing text into music increases enjoyment and may motivate expressive writing, which is linked to improvements in mental and physical health.

Artificial Subtle Expressions: Intuitive Notification Methodology of Artifacts
Takanori Komatsu, Shinshu University, Japan
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Kazuki Kobayashi, Shinshu University, Japan
Kotaro Funakoshi, HRIJ, Japan
Mikio Nakano, HRIJ, Japan

Artificial subtle expressions (ASEs), simple and low-cost expressions like beeping sounds or blinking LEDs, could convey the internal states of artifacts to users like paralinguistic or nonverbal information.

 SoundNet: Investigating a Language Composed of Environmental Sounds
Xiaojuan Ma, Princeton University, USA
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Perry Cook, Princeton University, USA

This paper explores the efficacy of environmental sounds for conveying concepts to assist communication across language barriers. Details, issues, and results of online studies employing anonymous human participants are presented.

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