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One approach to design of speech emotion database
Author(s): Dominik Uhrin; Zdenka Chmelikova; Jaromir Tovarek; Pavol Partila; Miroslav Voznak
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Paper Abstract

This article describes a system for evaluating the credibility of recordings with emotional character. Sound recordings form Czech language database for training and testing systems of speech emotion recognition. These systems are designed to detect human emotions in his voice. The emotional state of man is useful in the security forces and emergency call service. Man in action (soldier, police officer and firefighter) is often exposed to stress. Information about the emotional state (his voice) will help to dispatch to adapt control commands for procedure intervention. Call agents of emergency call service must recognize the mental state of the caller to adjust the mood of the conversation. In this case, the evaluation of the psychological state is the key factor for successful intervention. A quality database of sound recordings is essential for the creation of the mentioned systems. There are quality databases such as Berlin Database of Emotional Speech or Humaine. The actors have created these databases in an audio studio. It means that the recordings contain simulated emotions, not real. Our research aims at creating a database of the Czech emotional recordings of real human speech. Collecting sound samples to the database is only one of the tasks. Another one, no less important, is to evaluate the significance of recordings from the perspective of emotional states. The design of a methodology for evaluating emotional recordings credibility is described in this article. The results describe the advantages and applicability of the developed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9850, Machine Intelligence and Bio-inspired Computation: Theory and Applications X, 98500B (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227067
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Dominik Uhrin, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Zdenka Chmelikova, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jaromir Tovarek, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Pavol Partila, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Voznak, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9850:
Machine Intelligence and Bio-inspired Computation: Theory and Applications X
Misty Blowers; Jonathan Williams; Russell D. Hall, Editor(s)

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