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Polish Emotional Speech Database – Recording and Preliminary Validation

  • Piotr Staroniewicz
  • Wojciech Majewski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5641)

Abstract

The paper presents the state of the art review on emotional speech databases and designing of Polish database. The principles set for naturalness, choice of emotions, speakers selection, text material and validation procedure are presented. The six simulated emotional states: anger, sadness, happiness, fear, disgust, surprise plus neutral state were chosen for recording by speakers from three groups: professional actors, amateur actors and amateurs. Linguistic material consists of ten short everyday life sentences. Amateurs database recordings are completed and next step will be recordings of professional actors. The database of over two thousand amateur speakers utterances was recorded and validated by perception listeners forced choice. The results of emotion recognition and the influence of musical education, gender and nationality for the group of over two hundred listeners are presented.

Keywords

emotional speech speech database 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Staroniewicz
    • 1
  • Wojciech Majewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Telecommunications, Teleinformatics and AcousticsWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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