Biologically inspired emotion recognition from speech

Laura Caponetti, Cosimo Alessandro Buscicchio, Giovanna Castellano
2011 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing  
Emotion recognition has become a fundamental task in human-computer interaction systems. In this article, we propose an emotion recognition approach based on biologically inspired methods. Specifically, emotion classification is performed using a long short-term memory (LSTM) recurrent neural network which is able to recognize long-range dependencies between successive temporal patterns. We propose to represent data using features derived from two different models: mel-frequency cepstral
more » ... ients (MFCC) and the Lyon cochlear model. In the experimental phase, results obtained from the LSTM network and the two different feature sets are compared, showing that features derived from the Lyon cochlear model give better recognition results in comparison with those obtained with the traditional MFCC representation.
doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2011-24 fatcat:6s3io7drmrfr5gchwaptjzbldy