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dc.description.abstractThe objective of the work presented in the thesis work is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the excitation parameters for improving the recognition performances of the simulated emotions. The strength of excitation (SoE) and instantaneous F0 parameters are selected as the salient excitation source parameters for the present work. Due to unavailability of large emotion databases in terms of number speakers, number of sessions and number of languages, a fairly large database with multiple speakers in three Indian languages ( Malayalam, Tamil and Indian English) for the distinct emotions such as Anger, Happy and Sad (apart from Neutral) is developed. During the development of the database, the emotions elicited using emotionally biased prompts and emotionally neutral prompts are observed to show varied emotion recognition rates by the same speakers. The emotions elicited using the emotionally biased prompts showed better emotion discrimination as compared to emotionally neutral prompts. Therefore, the database developed with emotionally biased prompts in all the three languages is chosen for the experiments presented in this thesis. For the excitation source analysis of various emotions, each emotive utterance in the database is recorded with simultaneous speech and electroglottogram (EGG) signals. The features estimated from EGG signals are used as the ground truth for the comparisons with corresponding features estimated from speech signals. Since SoE and instantaneous F0 parameters are the emotion dependent parameters used in the present work, the accurate estimation of these parameters are essential for the emotive speech utterances...
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dc.titleSignificance of incorporating excitation source features for Improved speech emotion recognition
dc.subject.keywordEngineering and Technology,Computer Science,Computer Science Interdisciplinary Applications
dc.subject.keywordSpeech recognition; Speech emotion recognition; Emotion analysis
dc.contributor.guideGovind.D , Soman K.P
dc.publisher.universityAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University)
dc.publisher.institutionCenter for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN)
Appears in Departments:Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN)

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