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The last decade has seen a substantial body of literature on the recognition of emotion from speech. However, in comparison to related speech processing tasks such as Automatic Speech and Speaker Recognition, practically no standardised corpora and test-conditions exist to compare performances under exactly the same conditions. Instead a multiplicity of(More)
The INTERSPEECH 2012 Speaker Trait Challenge provides for the first time a unified test-bed for 'perceived' speaker traits: Personality in the five OCEAN personality dimensions, likability of speakers, and intelligibility of pathologic speakers. In this paper, we describe these three Sub-Challenges, Challenge conditions , baselines, and a new feature set by(More)
In traditional classification problems, the reference needed for training a classifier is given and considered to be absolutely correct. However, this does not apply to all tasks. In emotion recognition in non-acted speech, for instance, one often does not know which emotion was really intended by the speaker. Hence, the data is annotated by a group of(More)
Most paralinguistic analysis tasks are lacking agreed-upon evaluation procedures and comparability, in contrast to more 'traditional' disciplines in speech analysis. The INTERSPEECH 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge shall help overcome the usually low compatibility of results, by addressing three selected sub-challenges. In the Age Sub-Challenge, the age of(More)
While the first open comparative challenges in the field of paralinguistics targeted more 'conventional' phenomena such as emotion, age, and gender, there still exists a multiplicity of not yet covered, but highly relevant speaker states and traits. The INTERSPEECH 2011 Speaker State Challenge thus addresses two new sub-challenges to overcome the usually(More)
More than a decade has passed since research on automatic recognition of emotion from speech has become a new field of research in line with its 'big brothers' speech and speaker recognition. This article attempts to provide a short overview on where we are today, how we got there and what this can reveal us on where to go next and how we could arrive(More)
The INTERSPEECH 2013 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge provides for the first time a unified test-bed for : Personality in the five OCEAN personality dimensions, likability of speakers, and intelligibility of pathologic speakers. In this paper, we describe these three Sub-Challenges, Challenge conditions , baselines, and a new feature set by the(More)
The INTERSPEECH 2014 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge provides for the first time a unified test-bed for the automatic recognition of speakers' cognitive and physical load in speech. In this paper, we describe these two Sub-Challenges, their conditions, baseline results and experimental procedures, as well as the COMPARE baseline features generated(More)
This paper deals with databases that combine different aspects: children's speech, emotional speech, human-robot communication, cross-linguistics, and read vs. spontaneous speech: in a Wizard-of-Oz scenario, German and English children had to instruct Sony's AIBO robot to fulfil specific tasks. In one experimental condition, strictly parallel for German and(More)