The INTERSPEECH 2019 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Styrian Dialects, Continuous Sleepiness, Baby Sounds & Orca Activity

Björn W. Schuller, Anton Batliner, Christian Bergler, Florian B. Pokorny, Jarek Krajewski, Margaret Cychosz, Ralf Vollmann, Sonja-Dana Roelen, Sebastian Schnieder, Elika Bergelson, Alejandrina Cristia, Amanda Seidl, Anne S. Warlaumont, Lisa Yankowitz, Elmar Nöth, Shahin Amiriparian, Simone Hantke, Maximilian Schmitt


The INTERSPEECH 2019 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge addresses four different problems for the first time in a research competition under well-defined conditions: In the Styrian Dialects Sub-Challenge, three types of Austrian-German dialects have to be classified; in the Continuous Sleepiness Sub-Challenge, the sleepiness of a speaker has to be assessed as regression problem; in the Baby Sound Sub-Challenge, five types of infant sounds have to be classified; and in the Orca Activity Sub-Challenge, orca sounds have to be detected. We describe the Sub-Challenges and baseline feature extraction and classifiers, which include data-learnt (supervised) feature representations by the ‘usual’ ComParE and BoAWfeatures, and deep unsupervised representation learning using the auDeep toolkit.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1122

Cite as: Schuller, B.W., Batliner, A., Bergler, C., Pokorny, F.B., Krajewski, J., Cychosz, M., Vollmann, R., Roelen, S., Schnieder, S., Bergelson, E., Cristia, A., Seidl, A., Warlaumont, A.S., Yankowitz, L., Nöth, E., Amiriparian, S., Hantke, S., Schmitt, M. (2019) The INTERSPEECH 2019 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Styrian Dialects, Continuous Sleepiness, Baby Sounds & Orca Activity. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 2378-2382, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1122.


@inproceedings{Schuller2019,
  author={Björn W. Schuller and Anton Batliner and Christian Bergler and Florian B. Pokorny and Jarek Krajewski and Margaret Cychosz and Ralf Vollmann and Sonja-Dana Roelen and Sebastian Schnieder and Elika Bergelson and Alejandrina Cristia and Amanda Seidl and Anne S. Warlaumont and Lisa Yankowitz and Elmar Nöth and Shahin Amiriparian and Simone Hantke and Maximilian Schmitt},
  title={{The INTERSPEECH 2019 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Styrian Dialects, Continuous Sleepiness, Baby Sounds & Orca Activity}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={2378--2382},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1122},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1122}
}