8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Prosody-Based Classification of Emotions in Spoken Finnish

Tapio Seppanen, Eero Vayrynen, Juhani Toivanen

University of Oulu, Finland

An emotional speech corpus of Finnish was collected that includes utterances of four emotional states of speakers. More than 40 prosodic features were derived and automatically computed for the speech samples. Statistical classification experiments with kNN classifier and human listening tests indicate that emotion recognition performance comparable to human listeners can be achieved.

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Bibliographic reference.  Seppanen, Tapio / Vayrynen, Eero / Toivanen, Juhani (2003): "Prosody-based classification of emotions in spoken finnish", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 717-720.