János Szabó


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Multimodal Spontaneous Expressive Speech Corpus for Hungarian
Márk Fék | Nicolas Audibert | János Szabó | Albert Rilliard | Géza Németh | Véronique Aubergé
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

A Hungarian multimodal spontaneous expressive speech corpus was recorded following the methodology of a similar French corpus. The method relied on a Wizard of Oz scenario-based induction of varying affective states. The subjects were interacting with a supposedly voice-recognition driven computer application using simple command words. Audio and video signals were captured for the 7 recorded subjects. After the experiment, the subjects watched the video recording of their session and labelled the recorded corpus themselves, freely describing the evolution of their affective states. The obtained labels were later classified into one of the following broad emotional categories: satisfaction, dislike, stress, or other. A listening test was performed by 25 naïve listeners in order to validate the category labels originating from the self-labelling. For 52 of the 149 stimuli, listeners’ judgements of the emotional content were in agreement with the labels. The result of the listening test was compared with an earlier test validating a part of the French corpus. While the French test had a higher success ratio, validating the labels of 79 tested stimuli, out of the 193, the stimuli validated by the two tests can form the basis of cross linguistic comparison experiments.