ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Modeling mutual influence of interlocutor emotion states in dyadic spoken interactions

Chi-Chun Lee, Carlos Busso, Sungbok Lee, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

In dyadic human interactions, mutual influence — a person’s influence on the interacting partner’s behaviors — is shown to be important and could be incorporated into the modeling framework in characterizing, and automatically recognizing the participants’ states. We propose a Dynamic Bayesian Network (DBN) to explicitly model the conditional dependency between two interacting partners’ emotion states in a dialog using data from the IEMOCAP corpus of expressive dyadic spoken interactions. Also, we focus on automatically computing the Valence-Activation emotion attributes to obtain a continuous characterization of the participants’ emotion flow. Our proposed DBN models the temporal dynamics of the emotion states as well as the mutual influence between speakers in a dialog. With speech based features, the proposed network improves classification accuracy by 3.67% absolute and 7.12% relative over the Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) baseline on isolated turnby- turn emotion classification.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-480

Cite as: Lee, C.-C., Busso, C., Lee, S., Narayanan, S.S. (2009) Modeling mutual influence of interlocutor emotion states in dyadic spoken interactions. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 1983-1986, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-480

@inproceedings{lee09e_interspeech,
  author={Chi-Chun Lee and Carlos Busso and Sungbok Lee and Shrikanth S. Narayanan},
  title={{Modeling mutual influence of interlocutor emotion states in dyadic spoken interactions}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={1983--1986},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-480}
}