Web pages of interest
Recognition of emotion / prosody
Emotion Recognition in an Actor:
This project on emotion recognition is studying the physiological changes that occurred in an actor as she intentionally induced eight different emotional states over a period of several days.
automated detection of emotion in speech
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i am responsible for an emotion and speech mailing list
Speech production and perception
Emotion recognition in Voice
Baby ears: a recognition system for affective vocalizations
His research interests span the areas of digital speech processing,
analysis and modeling of speech and speaker traits, speech
pathology and voice assessment, speech enhancement and feature
estimation in noise, robust speech recognition with current
emphasis on robust recognition and training methods for topic
spotting in accent, noise, stress, and Lombard effect, and speech
feature enhancement in hands-free environments for
improve the robustness of speech recognition systems
under stressful conditions
I am conducting research on nonverbal speech machine perception with a focus on efficient data representation to facilitate pattern recognition on the para- and extralinguistic content of speech.
The goal is to model the impressions of listeners according to a semantic differential including emotions, confidence, perceived leadership ability, pleasance etc. An application currently under development is a speech interface for Sony's pet robot dog Aibo.
Other work at the Machine Perception Lab is geared towards motion and emotion detection in facial images, face tracking, audiovisual speech recognition, and the development of new pattern recognition schemes for machine perception tasks.
We conduct research into many aspects of emotions, including experimental studies on emotion-antecedent appraisal, emotion induction, physiological reactions and expression of emotion (facial and vocal) and emotional behaviour in autonomous agents.
A number of applied projects involve the role of emotionality in business and public organisations (e.g. research on emotional climate, human resources, marketing) and in clinical settings (e.g. research on depression, neurological disorders).
The link given above shows many thematically structured links to other research institutes:
Acoustic profiles in prototypical vocal expressions of emotion
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Abnormal speech, especially post-lingually acquired deafened speech; cochlear implants and their effect on speech; prosody.
Emotion and temperament. A study in "Believability" in which he found that the three elements were Verbal, Vocal, Visual. http://www.ablecom.net/users/kaaj/psych/home.html
A summary of a talk using the reference to Mehrabian and Believability/Verbal/Vocal/Visual can be found at http://www.xensei.com/gbsigchi/mtgrpts/rpt_feb99.html.
(Web pages only in German)
"Spracherkennung" - temporal structure of speech - und Lidschlagerkennung.
Intention: sehr KFZ-spezifisch
measurement of vocal aspects of emotional expression in patients with specific somatic and/or neurological pathologies.
Vox Institute - Communication Centre
measurement of vocal aspects of emotional expression in healthy subjects; training in delivery skills based on computerised assessment of the subject's speaking style. Special attention is given to prosodic features (intonation, timing, pitch, energy)
The Nine Zones of Your Driving Personality
linguistic properties of emotionality in human-computer interaction
Machine Translation, Discourse Interpretation
Linguistics, phonetics, morphology, ESL
Interested in expression of emotion via intonation for research and teaching in phonetics, ESL, and drama
Ph.D. in progress : Description ethno-linguistique des Valangi de Tanzanie.
I am not working directly on anything to do with emotions, but as a linguist and a phonetician I am interested in what is going on! Thank you for the opportunity.
Emotion and Intonation
expression of affect and emotion in the vocalizations of
human beings and other animals
Non verbal communication (especially voice quality) in communication disorder
I am working in phonetics and phonology
voice quality measurement, singing, pathological voices
Speech perception, paralinguistic phonetics, interlinguistics
(only in German)
Akustische Parameter des stimmlichen Ausdrucks von Emotionen
Reduktion und Elaboration bei emotionaler Sprechweise
F0-Contours in emotional speech
demonstration of synthesized emotional speech on the web
This is a demonstration of experiments done at our
lab to create synthetic speech with emotions.
Emotional & Expressive Synthesized Speech
Research Areas in Affective Computing
Research Areas in Affective Computing:
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories website
The ASEL ModelTalker TTS system converts plain English text to speech. Speechsynthesis with emotions (examples) http://www.asel.udel.edu/speech/ModelTalker.html Prosody and Emotions in Speech (Link list): http://www.asel.udel.edu/~yarringt/work.html#Emotions
They also have useful free software, which can be downloaded.
how emotion and other stressing factors are conveyed in human speech?
how to simulate vocal emotion in synthetic speech?
http://alpha.mic.dundee.ac.uk/~irmurray/speelist.html (Link page)
Adding emotion to synthetic speech
Emotion Modeling in Speech Production using Emotion Space
Affective Computing: A listing of research projects
lots of links, try it
Synthesizing Emotions in Machines
Jennifer Healey: I am studying acoustic correlates of emotion
(Quantifying Driver Stress)
simulation of emotion with speech-synthesis
I maintain a collection of demonstrations of synthesized emotional speech on the web on and am very interested to hear from other examples.
Speech Synthesis, Vocal Emotions, Vocal Emotions for Speech Synthesis
working on prosody in speech synthesis
Human-computer interaction and its applications in Affective Computing, human emotions, user-centered design, building interactive characters, visual and audio interaction design, educational technology, collaborative learning, social issues in technology research, machine learning, usability engineering, digital music creation, computer game design and graphic design.
What is it like to work with a computer that is aware of its user's emotional state? Or rather, how can we design computers so that they are sensitive to the broad range of our humanity, instead of simply relating to us as if we, too, were computer-like? My research focuses on interaction design issues at the applications side of Affective Computing, a project that aims to bring human emotional awareness and abilities to machines.
Experiments and pictures, Try it.
Multimodal speech transmission and perception http://www.uniba.it/
Teacher/Linguist, founder of Quantum Linguistics, interested in issues of language & cognition, culture, consciousness, quantum physics and the still little understood insights Native America is willing to share. Of particular relevance to this list is my radical inside-out evolutionary model of language, inspired by Native America and congenial to both Piaget and modern physics, in which emotions play a crucial role: they are seen as a discrete language with its own grammar, thinking, and consciousness, which we share with other life forms.
I warmly invite to my webpage everyone with an interest in language origins, the writings of Benjamin Whorf, consciousness issues, relativity, etc., and those with a curiosity about Quantum Linguistics, launched this summer at a quantum physics conference with comments from physics Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson and others.
MD & PhD; Speech and hearing science; particularly prosody, pronunciation, pronunciation teaching and learning techniques, 1st and 2nd language acquisition. Also radiological assessment of swallowing disorders.
Private enterprise, "Speech Doctor"
Claim to have methods that elicit native or near-native pronunciation in the classroom setting within about 10 minutes of practice (in a language class for non-native speakers). Methods based on hearing physiology and on assumption that prosody has basic importance to language acquisition. Inspiration based on children's 1st language acquisition - which is always successful.
THE COGNITION AND AFFECT PROJECT
ephemeral communicative emotions in spoken dialog
dissertation topic involves building a synthetic creature that learns in a social context. The social learning scenario is akin to a
mother-infant pair, where a more capable and socially sophisticated human acts as the caregiver for a robotic "infant"
Aibo, the robot dog
Tama, the robot cat
FinFin, the multimedia edutainment
The Emotion project was a joint research project between The Speech Laboratory at the University of Reading and The Department of Psychology at the University of Leeds. The project is now complete and copies of the corpus have been deposited with the ESRC Data Archive
FTP-Server with all earticles from comp.speech.research.
This has not especially to do with emotions, but it should be easy
to write a program to search this archive.
Please contact Noam Amir; firstname.lastname@example.org_ANTISPAM_ to subscribe
The Emotion in Speech Project
Abstracts from our papers:
Leeds University Cognitive Psychology Research Group:
Reading speech research lab.
The aim of the Cognition & Emotion programme is to develop a theoretical understanding of the nature of emotion, and of the cognitive
(e.g. attention, interpretation, memory) and brain processes that support normal emotional behaviour and experience, as well as