A survey on perceived speaker traits: personality, likability, pathology, and the first challenge

Schuller, B. et al. (2015) A survey on perceived speaker traits: personality, likability, pathology, and the first challenge. Computer Speech and Language, 29(1), 100 - 131. (doi: 10.1016/j.csl.2014.08.003)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2014.08.003


The INTERSPEECH 2012 Speaker Trait Challenge aimed at a unified test-bed for perceived speaker traits – the first challenge of this kind: personality in the five OCEAN personality dimensions, likability of speakers, and intelligibility of pathologic speakers. In the present article, we give a brief overview of the state-of-the-art in these three fields of research and describe the three sub-challenges in terms of the challenge conditions, the baseline results provided by the organisers, and a new openSMILE feature set, which has been used for computing the baselines and which has been provided to the participants. Furthermore, we summarise the approaches and the results presented by the participants to show the various techniques that are currently applied to solve these classification tasks.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vinciarelli, Professor Alessandro
Authors: Schuller, B., Steidl, S., Batliner, A., Noeth, E., Vinciarelli, A., Burkhardt, F., van Son, R., Weninger, F., Eyben, F., Bocklet, T., Mohammadi, G., and Weiss, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Computer Speech and Language
ISSN (Online):1095-8363
Copyright Holders:Crown Copyright © 2014
First Published:First published in Computer Speech and Language 29(1):100-131
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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