Oudeyer P-Y Novel Useful Features and Algorithms for the Recognition of Emotions in Speech. In Bel, editor, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Prosody, pages 547-550, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2002

Sony CSL authors: Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Abstract

Recent years have been marked by the development of robotic pets or partners such as small animals or humanoids. People interact with them using natural human social cues, in particu­ lar emotional expressions. It is crucial that robot can detect the emotional information contained in speech using only prosodic features, since this is often the only information that they can measure. We present here the first large scale experiment in which a large feature set space and a large machine learning al­ gorithm space are searched concurrently. We describe new fea­ tures which prove to be much more efficient than the traditional features used in the litterature.

Keywords: emotions, speech, recognition

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@INPROCEEDINGS { oudeyer:02c, ADDRESS="Aix-en-Provence, France", AUTHOR="Oudeyer P-Y", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Prosody", EDITOR="Bel", PAGES="547-550", TITLE="Novel Useful Features and Algorithms for the Recognition of Emotions in Speech", YEAR="2002", }