The INTERSPEECH 2020 computational paralinguistics challenge: Elderly emotion, breathing & masks

Björn W. Schuller, Anton Batliner, Christian Bergler, Eva Maria Messner, Antonia Hamilton, Shahin Amiriparian, Alice Baird, Georgios Rizos, Maximilian Schmitt, Lukas Stappen, Harald Baumeister, Alexis Deighton MacIntyre, Simone Hantke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

102 Scopus citations

Abstract

The INTERSPEECH 2020 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge addresses three different problems for the first time in a research competition under well-defined conditions: In the Elderly Emotion Sub-Challenge, arousal and valence in the speech of elderly individuals have to be modelled as a 3-class problem; in the Breathing Sub-Challenge, breathing has to be assessed as a regression problem; and in the Mask Sub-Challenge, speech without and with a surgical mask has to be told apart. We describe the Sub-Challenges, baseline feature extraction, and classifiers based on the 'usual' COMPARE and BoAW features as well as deep unsupervised representation learning using the AUDEEP toolkit, and deep feature extraction from pre-trained CNNs using the DEEP SPECTRUM toolkit; in addition, we partially add deep end-to-end sequential modelling, and, for the first time in the challenge, linguistic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech 2020
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages2042-2046
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781713820697
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2020 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 25 Oct 202029 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Volume2020-October
ISSN (Print)2308-457X
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2020
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period25/10/2029/10/20

Keywords

  • Breathing
  • Challenge
  • Computational Paralinguistics
  • Elderly Emotion
  • Speech under Mask

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The INTERSPEECH 2020 computational paralinguistics challenge: Elderly emotion, breathing & masks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this