7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

RUSLANA: a Database of Russian Emotional Utterances

Veronika Makarova (1), Valery A. Petrushin (2)

(1) Meikai University, Japan; (2) Accenture, USA

This paper describes a database of affective (emotional) utterances for the Russian language. The database contains recordings of 61 speakers (12 male and 49 female) who pronounce ten sentences neutrally (unemotionally) and expressing the following five emotional states: surprise, happiness, anger, sadness and fear. The database is constructed as a material source for linguistic and speech processing research on communicative and emotive-attitudinal aspects of spoken language. It can also be used for creating automatic emotion recognition and production systems on speaker-and-gender- independent, gender-dependent and speaker-dependent levels.

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Bibliographic reference.  Makarova, Veronika / Petrushin, Valery A. (2002): "RUSLANA: a database of Russian emotional utterances", In ICSLP-2002, 2041-2044.