The Chair of Cognitive Systems at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Prof. A. Wendemuth and Dr. I Siegert) has in-depth knowledge in speech recognition, emotion and disposition recognition from speech, and their application in human-machine interactions. The focus is in the recognition of user emotions and – dispositions [Vlasenko et al. 2014; Prylipko et al. 2014b] and the user-situatedness of spoken language, i.e. how the user is embedded into his environment and what intentions are pursued by the user. Crucial investigations include the labeling, speaker adaptation [Siegert et al. 2014a], analysis and design of dialogues [Prylipko et al. 2014a] in human-machine interaction, especially in the border area of possible dialog disruptions [Siegert et al. 2014b]. Currently, the Chair is co-speaker and is involved in several subprojects of the SFB / TRR 62 (“A Companion Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems” Duration: 2009 to 2016 / 2020 pending positive evaluation). There are close cooperations with the working groups of Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin), Tao Jianhua (Chinese Academy of Science Beijing), Björn Schuller (Technical University of Munich, University of Passau, Imperial College London), Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld University) as well as with industrial partners (such as Nuance, Yandex, BMW, VW, Davero Dialog GmbH). The hair is integrated in the Institute of Information and Communication Technology (ca. 60 employees) of the Ottovon-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany.

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