ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022
ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022

Detecting Gender-based Violence aftereffects from Emotional Speech Paralinguistic Features

Emma Reyner Fuentes, Esther Rituerto González, Clara Luis Mingueza, Carmen Peláez Moreno, Celia López Ongil

Speech is known to provide information regarding the person speaking, such as their gender, identity, emotions, and even disorders or trauma. In this paper we aim to answer the following question, can women who have suffered from gender-based violence (GBV) be distinguished from those who have not, just by using speech paralinguistic cues? In this work, we intend to demonstrate whether there exist measurable differences between the emotional expression in the voice of GBV victims (GBVV) and non-victims (Non-GBVV). The present study was carried out in the framework of the project EMPATIA-CM, whose aim is to understand the reaction of GBVV to dangerous situations and develop automatic mechanisms to protect them. For this purpose, we use data collected and partly published from the WEMAC Database, a multimodal database containing physiological and speech data from women who have and have not suffered from GBV while visualizing different emotion-eliciting video clips. With the performed analysis, it is proven that such differences exist indeed and, therefore, that suffering from GBV alters the way women react to the same emotion eliciting stimulus in terms of physical variables, specifically certain voice features.


doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-20

Cite as: Reyner Fuentes, E., Rituerto González, E., Mingueza, C.L., Peláez Moreno, C., López Ongil, C. (2022) Detecting Gender-based Violence aftereffects from Emotional Speech Paralinguistic Features . Proc. IberSPEECH 2022, 96-100, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-20

@inproceedings{reynerfuentes22_iberspeech,
  author={Emma {Reyner Fuentes} and Esther {Rituerto González} and Clara Luis Mingueza and Carmen {Peláez Moreno} and Celia {López Ongil}},
  title={{Detecting Gender-based Violence aftereffects from Emotional Speech Paralinguistic Features }},
  year=2022,
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2022},
  pages={96--100},
  doi={10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-20}
}