13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Portland, OR, USA
September 9-13, 2012

The INTERSPEECH 2012 Speaker Trait Challenge

Björn Schuller (1), Stefan Steidl (2), Anton Batliner (2), Elmar Nöth (2), Alessandro Vinciarelli (3,4), Felix Burkhardt (5), Rob van Son (6,7), Felix Weninger (1), Florian Eyben (1), Tobias Bocklet (2), Gelareh Mohammadi (4), Benjamin Weiss (5)

(1) Technische Universität München, Institute for Human-Machine Communication, Germany
(2) FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Pattern Recognition Lab, Germany
(3) University of Glasgow, School of Computing Science, Scotland
(4) IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland
(5) Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, Berlin, Germany
(6) Netherlands Cancer Institute NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(7) University of Amsterdam, Phonetic Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The INTERSPEECH 2012 Speaker Trait Challenge provides for the first time a unified test-bed for "perceived" speaker traits: Personality in the five OCEAN personality dimensions, likability of speakers, and intelligibility of pathologic speakers. In this paper, we describe these three Sub- Challenges, Challenge conditions, baselines, and a new feature set by the openSMILE toolkit, provided to the participants.

Index Terms: Computational Paralinguistics, Speaker Traits, Personality, Likability, Pathology

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Schuller, Björn / Steidl, Stefan / Batliner, Anton / Nöth, Elmar / Vinciarelli, Alessandro / Burkhardt, Felix / Son, Rob van / Weninger, Felix / Eyben, Florian / Bocklet, Tobias / Mohammadi, Gelareh / Weiss, Benjamin (2012): "The INTERSPEECH 2012 speaker trait challenge", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 254-257.