14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

The INTERSPEECH 2013 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Social Signals, Conflict, Emotion, Autism

Björn Schuller (1), Stefan Steidl (2), Anton Batliner (3), Alessandro Vinciarelli (4), Klaus Scherer (1), Fabien Ringeval (5), Mohamed Chetouani (6), Felix Weninger (3), Florian Eyben (3), Erik Marchi (3), Marcello Mortillaro (1), Hugues Salamin (4), Anna Polychroniou (4), Fabio Valente (7), Samuel Kim (7)

(1) Université de Genève, Switzerland
(2) FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
(3) Technische Universität München, Germany
(4) University of Glasgow, UK
(5) Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
(6) ISIR, France
(7) Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland

The INTERSPEECH 2013 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge provides for the first time a unified test-bed for Social Signals such as laughter in speech. It further introduces conflict in group discussions as a new task and deals with autism and its manifestations in speech. Finally, emotion is revisited as task, albeit with a broader range of overall twelve enacted emotional states. In this paper, we describe these four Sub-Challenges, their conditions, baselines, and a new feature set by the openSMILE toolkit, provided to the participants.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schuller, Björn / Steidl, Stefan / Batliner, Anton / Vinciarelli, Alessandro / Scherer, Klaus / Ringeval, Fabien / Chetouani, Mohamed / Weninger, Felix / Eyben, Florian / Marchi, Erik / Mortillaro, Marcello / Salamin, Hugues / Polychroniou, Anna / Valente, Fabio / Kim, Samuel (2013): "The INTERSPEECH 2013 computational paralinguistics challenge: social signals, conflict, emotion, autism", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 148-152.