15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

September 14-18, 2014

The INTERSPEECH 2014 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Cognitive & Physical Load

Björn Schuller (1), Stefan Steidl (2), Anton Batliner (3), Julien Epps (4), Florian Eyben (3), Fabien Ringeval (3), Erik Marchi (3), Yue Zhang (3)

(1) Imperial College London, UK
(2) FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
(3) Technische Universität München, Germany
(4) University of New South Wales, Australia

The INTERSPEECH 2014 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge provides for the first time a unified test-bed for the automatic recognition of speakers' cognitive and physical load in speech. In this paper, we describe these two Sub-Challenges, their conditions, baseline results and experimental procedures, as well as the COMPARE baseline features generated with the openSMILE toolkit and provided to the participants in the Challenge.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schuller, Björn / Steidl, Stefan / Batliner, Anton / Epps, Julien / Eyben, Florian / Ringeval, Fabien / Marchi, Erik / Zhang, Yue (2014): "The INTERSPEECH 2014 computational paralinguistics challenge: cognitive & physical load", In INTERSPEECH-2014, 427-431.