8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Why and How to Control the Authentic Emotional Speech Corpora

Veronique Auberge, Nicolas Audibert, Albert Rilliard

ICP-CNRS, France

The affects are expressed in different levels of speech: meta-linguistic (expressiveness), linguistic (attitudes), both anchored in the "linguistic time", and para-linguistic (emotions expressions) that is anchored in the emotional causes timing. In an experimental approach, the corpus are the base of analysis. Main of emotional corpus have been produced by acting/elicitating speakers on one side (with a possible strong control), and on the other side they have been collected in "reallife". This paper proposes both to generate a Wizard of Oz method and some tools (E-Wiz and Top Logic, Sound Teacher applications) in order to control the production of authentic data, separately for the three levels of affects.

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Bibliographic reference.  Auberge, Veronique / Audibert, Nicolas / Rilliard, Albert (2003): "Why and how to control the authentic emotional speech corpora", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 185-188.