Acoustical Analysis of Emotional Speech in Standard Basque for Emotions Recognition

  • Eva Navas
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
  • Amaia Castelruiz
  • Jon Sánchez
  • Iker Luengo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3287)

Abstract

This paper presents the acoustical study of an emotional speech database in standard Basque to determine the set of parameters that can be used for the recognition of emotions. The database is divided into two parts, one with neutral texts and another one with texts semantically related with the emotion. The study is performed on both parts, in order to known whether the same criteria may be used to recognize emotions independently of the semantic content of the text. Mean F0, F0 range, maximum positive slope in F0 curve, mean phone duration and RMS energy are analyzed. The parameters selected can distinguish emotions in both corpora, so they are suitable for emotion recognition.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Navas
    • 1
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
    • 1
  • Amaia Castelruiz
    • 1
  • Jon Sánchez
    • 1
  • Iker Luengo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Electrónica y TelecomunicacionesEscuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, University of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain

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