Acoustic features of anger utterances during natural dialog

Yoshiko Arimoto, Sumio Ohno, Hitoshi Iida

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Abstract

This report focuses on an automatic estimation of speakers' anger emotion degree. Two kinds of pseudo-dialogs were held to collect spontaneous anger utterances during the natural Japanese dialog. In order to quantify the anger degree of utterances, a six-scale subjective evaluation was conducted to grade every utterance according to an anger emotion degree by twelve evaluators. With this data set, acoustic features of each utterance were examined to clarify what is the clue to estimate degree of anger utterances. To examine the possibility of automatic emotion estimation, we conducted experiment to estimate the degree of anger emotion automatically by multiple regression analysis using the acoustic parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
Pages2556-2559
Number of pages4
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 2007 Aug 272007 Aug 31

Other

Other8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period07/8/2707/8/31

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Keywords

  • Acoustic features
  • Emotional speech
  • Natural dialog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Communication

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Arimoto, Y., Ohno, S., & Iida, H. (2007). Acoustic features of anger utterances during natural dialog. In International Speech Communication Association - 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech 2007 (Vol. 4, pp. 2556-2559)