COBRA is concerned with the dynamics of conversational interactions between people at the interface between the linguistic, physiological, cognitive and brain levels.
Our objective is to train a new generation of young researchers to accurately characterize how speakers coordinate with each other in a conversation, with a focus on the mechanisms employed by speakers in the building up of shared meaning.
Non-academic partners will allow the young researchers to develop new set-ups for multi-speaker recordings in interactions with both humans and artificial conversational agents, as well as new tools for the large-scale analysis of multi-speaker recordings using state-of-the-art automatic speech processing systems. Transfer of knowledge toward the non-academic sector will concern the development of spoken dialog systems with more realistic conversational skills, as well as the rehabilitation of high-level communicative disorders.
The COBRA consortium comprises the following members: