A taxonomy of hand gestures and a digital tool (CodGest) are proposed in order to describe different types of gesture used by speaker during speech in different social contexts. It is an exhaustive and mutually exclusive categories system to be shared within the scientific community to study multimodal signals and their contribute to the interaction. Classical taxonomies from gesture literature were integrated within a comprehensive taxonomy, which was tested in five different social contexts and its reliability was measured across them through inter-observer agreement indexes. A multi-media tool was realized as digital support for coding gestures in observational research. -
Maricchiolo, F., Augusto, G., Marino, B. (2012). Coding Hand Gestures: A Reliable Taxonomy and a Multi-media Support. In A.M.E. Anna Esposito (a cura di), Cognitive Behavioural Systems, LNCS Vol. 7403 (pp. 405–416). Berlin : SPRINGER-VERLAG [10.1007/978-3-642-34584-5_36].