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Title: The Analysis of Gesture: Establishing a set of parameters
Author: Nicla Rossini
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Institution: Università degli Studi di Pavia
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: Studying gesture has always implied the application of different methods concerning the selection of suitable parameters for gesture. Several solutions to this problem have been proposed by scholars over the years. These contributions will be briefly reviewed and discussed with the aim of retrieving a common method for the analysis and definition of gesture.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: In Camurri, A.-Volpe, G. (Eds) Gesture-Based Communication in Human-Computer Interaction. 5th International Gesture Workshop, GW 2003, Genova, Italy, April 2003. Selected Revised Papers: 124-131. Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg New York.
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