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Emergent Leadership Detection Across Datasets


Müller,  Philipp
Computer Vision and Machine Learning, MPI for Informatics, Max Planck Society;

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Müller, P., & Bulling, A. (2019). Emergent Leadership Detection Across Datasets. In W. Gao, H. M. L. Meng, M. Turk, S. R. Fussell, B. W. Schuller, Y. Song, et al. (Eds.), ICMI '19 (pp. 274-278). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/3340555.3353721.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-8F7F-F
Automatic detection of emergent leaders in small groups from nonverbal
behaviour is a growing research topic in social signal processing but existing
methods were evaluated on single datasets -- an unrealistic assumption for
real-world applications in which systems are required to also work in settings
unseen at training time. It therefore remains unclear whether current methods
for emergent leadership detection generalise to similar but new settings and to
which extent. To overcome this limitation, we are the first to study a
cross-dataset evaluation setting for the emergent leadership detection task. We
provide evaluations for within- and cross-dataset prediction using two current
datasets (PAVIS and MPIIGroupInteraction), as well as an investigation on the
robustness of commonly used feature channels (visual focus of attention, body
pose, facial action units, speaking activity) and online prediction in the
cross-dataset setting. Our evaluations show that using pose and eye contact
based features, cross-dataset prediction is possible with an accuracy of 0.68,
as such providing another important piece of the puzzle towards emergent
leadership detection in the real world.