12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

The INTERSPEECH 2011 Speaker State Challenge

Björn Schuller (1), Stefan Steidl (2), Anton Batliner (2), Florian Schiel (3), Jarek Krajewski (4)

(1) Technische Universität München, Germany
(2) FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
(3) LMU München, Germany
(4) Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

While the first open comparative challenges in the field of paralinguistics targeted more 'conventional' phenomena such as emotion, age, and gender, there still exists a multiplicity of not yet covered, but highly relevant speaker states and traits. The INTERSPEECH 2011 Speaker State Challenge thus addresses two new sub-challenges to overcome the usually low compatibility of results: In the Intoxication Sub-Challenge, alcoholisation of speakers has to be determined in two classes; in the Sleepiness Sub-Challenge, another two-class classification task has to be solved. This paper introduces the conditions, the Challenge corpora "Alcohol Language Corpus" and "Sleepy Language Corpus", and a standard feature set that may be used. Further, baseline results are given.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Schuller, Björn / Steidl, Stefan / Batliner, Anton / Schiel, Florian / Krajewski, Jarek (2011): "The INTERSPEECH 2011 speaker state challenge", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 3201-3204.