Analyzing Structure of Multiparty Interaction: Group Size Effect in Story-Retelling Task

  • Noriko Suzuki
  • Mamiko Sakata
  • Noriko Ito
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8521)


This paper examines the differences in verbal and nonverbal behaviors between different group sizes, specifically two-party and three-party interactions. An experiment was conducted using a story-retelling task. The interaction data were recorded with a video camera. Speech, gaze, and gesture data in both group sizes were analyzed. The results suggest that participants in three-party interaction change speakers more frequently by turning their gaze to each other than do those in two-party interaction.


group size effect multiparty interaction verbal and nonverbal behavior story-retelling task 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noriko Suzuki
    • 1
  • Mamiko Sakata
    • 2
  • Noriko Ito
    • 2
  1. 1.Tezukayama UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Doshisha University, JapanNara-cityJapan

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