In this paper we study how to address the assessment of affective speech corpora. We propose the use of several coefficients and provide guidelines to obtain a more complete background about the quality of their annotation. This proposal has been evaluated employing a corpus of non-acted emotions gathered from spontaneous interactions of users with a spoken dialogue system. The results show that, due to the nature of non-acted emotional corpora, traditional interpretations would in most cases consider the annotation of these corpora unacceptable even with very high inter-annotator agreement. Our proposal provides a basis to argue their acceptability by supplying a more fine-grained vision of their quality.
Bibliographic reference. Callejas, Zoraida / López-Cózar, Ramón (2009): "Improving acceptability assessment for the labelling of affective speech corpora", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2863-2866.