Julia’s Little Helper : A Real-time Demo of Cantonese/Mandarin Emotional Speech Detection. Suzanne Yuen Mechanical Engineering. William Y. Wang Computer Science. CS 6998 Computational Approach to Emotional Speech Instructor: Prof. Julia Hirschberg Columbia University 12/21/2009.
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Julia’s Little Helper:
A Real-time Demo of Cantonese/Mandarin
Emotional Speech Detection
William Y. Wang
Computational Approach to Emotional Speech
Instructor: Prof. Julia Hirschberg
Columbia University 12/21/2009
Lexical Scoring 1-3pts
Energy 1 pt
Tone 1 pt
Dictionary of Affects in Language
byDr. Cynthia Whissell
Total words: 8742 words were included.
Source: It was actually developed using various sources, for example, college student essays, interviews and teenagers description of their own emotion state. So, it can have a broad coverage and avoid biased data.
Sentence Lexical Scoring
“I won best paper award!”
Score = (2.375 + 2.5556 + 2.5455 + 1.2857 + 2.8333) / 5 = 2.319
Multilingual Challenges: English Chinese
Encoding and Mapping
1. Implement the text-to-speech engine.
L&H TTS Functionality