16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Dresden, Germany
September 6-10, 2015

Analysis of Excitation Source Features of Speech for Emotion Recognition

Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri, P. Gangamohan, Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, B. Yegnanarayana

IIIT Hyderabad, India

During production of emotional speech there are deviations in the components of speech production mechanism when compared to normal speech. The objective of this study is to capture the deviations in features related to the excitation source component of speech, and to develop a system for automatic recognition of emotions based on these deviations. The emotions considered for this study are: anger, happy, neutral and sad. The study shows that there are useful features in the deviations of the excitation source features at subsegmental level, and they can be exploited to develop an emotion recognition system. A hierarchical binary decision tree approach is used for classification.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kadiri, Sudarsana Reddy / Gangamohan, P. / Gangashetty, Suryakanth V. / Yegnanarayana, B. (2015): "Analysis of excitation source features of speech for emotion recognition", In INTERSPEECH-2015, 1324-1328.