The INTERSPEECH 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge

Björn Schuller, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Felix Burkhardt, Laurance Deviller, Christian Müller, Shrikanth Narayanan

In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2010. Conference in the Annual Series of Interspeech Events (INTERSPEECH-2010) September 26-30 Makuhari Japan ISCA Makuhari, Japan 9/2010.


Most paralinguistic analysis tasks are lacking agreed-upon evaluation procedures and comparability, in contrast to more "traditional" disciplines in speech analysis. The INTERSPEECH 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge shall help overcome the usually low compatibility of results, by addressing three selected subchallenges. In the Age Sub-Challenge, the age of speakers has to be determined in four groups. In the Gender Sub-Challenge, a three-class classification task has to be solved and finally, the Affect Sub-Challenge asks for speakers' interest in ordinal representation. This paper introduces the conditions, the Challenge corpora "aGender" and "TUM AVIC" and standard feature sets that may be used. Further, baseline results are given.

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