The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Addressee, Cold & Snoring

Björn Schuller, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Elika Bergelson, Jarek Krajewski, Christoph Janott, Andrei Amatuni, Marisa Casillas, Amanda Seidl, Melanie Soderstrom, Anne S. Warlaumont, Guillermo Hidalgo, Sebastian Schnieder, Clemens Heiser, Winfried Hohenhorst, Michael Herzog, Maximilian Schmitt, Kun Qian, Yue Zhang, George Trigeorgis, Panagiotis Tzirakis, Stefanos Zafeiriou


The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge addresses three different problems for the first time in research competition under well-defined conditions: In the Addressee sub-challenge, it has to be determined whether speech produced by an adult is directed towards another adult or towards a child; in the Cold sub-challenge, speech under cold has to be told apart from ‘healthy’ speech; and in the Snoring sub-challenge, four different types of snoring have to be classified. In this paper, we describe these sub-challenges, their conditions, and the baseline feature extraction and classifiers, which include data-learnt feature representations by end-to-end learning with convolutional and recurrent neural networks, and bag-of-audio-words for the first time in the challenge series.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-43

Cite as: Schuller, B., Steidl, S., Batliner, A., Bergelson, E., Krajewski, J., Janott, C., Amatuni, A., Casillas, M., Seidl, A., Soderstrom, M., Warlaumont, A.S., Hidalgo, G., Schnieder, S., Heiser, C., Hohenhorst, W., Herzog, M., Schmitt, M., Qian, K., Zhang, Y., Trigeorgis, G., Tzirakis, P., Zafeiriou, S. (2017) The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Addressee, Cold & Snoring. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 3442-3446, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-43.


@inproceedings{Schuller2017,
  author={Björn Schuller and Stefan Steidl and Anton Batliner and Elika Bergelson and Jarek Krajewski and Christoph Janott and Andrei Amatuni and Marisa Casillas and Amanda Seidl and Melanie Soderstrom and Anne S. Warlaumont and Guillermo Hidalgo and Sebastian Schnieder and Clemens Heiser and Winfried Hohenhorst and Michael Herzog and Maximilian Schmitt and Kun Qian and Yue Zhang and George Trigeorgis and Panagiotis Tzirakis and Stefanos Zafeiriou},
  title={The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Addressee, Cold & Snoring},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2017},
  pages={3442--3446},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2017-43},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2017-43}
}