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ERIC Number: EJ845372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8309
Automatic Discrimination of Emotion from Spoken Finnish
Toivanen, Juhani; Vayrynen, Eero; Seppanen, Tapio
Language and Speech, v47 n4 p383-412 2004
In this paper, experiments on the automatic discrimination of basic emotions from spoken Finnish are described. For the purpose of the study, a large emotional speech corpus of Finnish was collected; 14 professional actors acted as speakers, and simulated four primary emotions when reading out a semantically neutral text. More than 40 prosodic features were derived and automatically computed from the speech samples. Two application scenarios were tested: the first scenario was speaker-independent for a small domain of speakers while the second scenario was completely speaker-independent. Human listening experiments were conducted to assess the perceptual adequacy of the emotional speech samples. Statistical classification experiments indicated that, with the optimal combination of prosodic feature vectors, automatic emotion discrimination performance close to human emotion recognition ability was achievable. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland