Speech emotion recognition using speech feature and word embedding

Bagus Tris Atmaja, Kiyoaki Shirai, Masato Akagi

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Abstract

Emotion recognition can be performed automatically from many modalities. This paper presents a categorical speech emotion recognition using speech feature and word embedding. Text features can be combined with speech features to improve emotion recognition accuracy, and both features can be obtained from speech. Here, we use speech segments, by removing silences in an utterance, where the acoustic feature is extracted for speech-based emotion recognition. Word embedding is used as an input feature for text emotion recognition and a combination of both features is proposed for performance improvement purpose. Two unidirectional LSTM layers are used for text and fully connected layers are applied for acoustic emotion recognition. Both networks then are merged by fully connected networks in early fusion way to produce one of four predicted emotion categories. The result shows the combination of speech and text achieve higher accuracy i.e. 75.49% compared to speech only with 58.29% or text only emotion recognition with 68.01%. This result also outperforms the previously proposed methods by others using the same dataset on the same modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages519-523
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019 - Lanzhou, China
Duration: 18 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityLanzhou
Period18/11/1921/11/19

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