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By Björn W. Schuller, Anton M. Batliner(auth.)

This e-book provides the equipment, instruments and methods which are at the moment getting used to understand (automatically) the have an effect on, emotion, character and every thing else past linguistics (‘paralinguistics’) expressed through or embedded in human speech and language.

It is the 1st booklet to supply this sort of systematic survey of paralinguistics in speech and language processing. The expertise defined has developed mostly from computerized speech and speaker reputation and processing, but in addition takes under consideration contemporary advancements inside speech sign processing, computer intelligence and knowledge mining.

Moreover, the ebook deals a hands-on technique via integrating real info units, software program, and open-source utilities with the intention to make the booklet useful as a instructing device and equally worthwhile for these execs already within the field.

Key features:

  • Provides an built-in presentation of uncomplicated learn (in phonetics/linguistics and arts) with state of the art engineering techniques for speech sign processing and laptop intelligence.
  • Explains the heritage and state-of-the-art of all the sub-fields which give a contribution to the subject of computational paralinguistics.
  • C overs the sign processing and computing device studying points of the particular computational modelling of emotion and character and explains the detection method from corpus assortment to add extraction and from version checking out to process integration.
  • Details elements of real-world procedure integration together with distribution, weakly supervised studying and self assurance measures.
  • Outlines desktop studying techniques together with static, dynamic and context‑sensitive algorithms for category and regression.
  • Includes an instructional on freely on hand toolkits, reminiscent of the open-source ‘openEAR’ toolkit for emotion and have an effect on acceptance co-developed by way of one of many authors, and an inventory of normal databases and have units utilized in the sector to permit for fast experimentation allowing the reader to construct an emotion detection version on an latest corpus.

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–20):
Chapter 2 Taxonomies (pages 21–52):
Chapter three elements of Modelling (pages 53–78):
Chapter four Formal elements (pages 79–106):
Chapter five useful points (pages 107–158):
Chapter 6 Corpus Engineering (pages 159–175):
Chapter 7 Computational Modelling of Paralinguistics: evaluate (pages 177–184):
Chapter eight Acoustic beneficial properties (pages 185–216):
Chapter nine Linguistic beneficial properties (pages 217–229):
Chapter 10 Supra‐segmental positive aspects (pages 230–234):
Chapter eleven Machine‐Based Modelling (pages 235–280):
Chapter 12 approach Integration and alertness (pages 281–288):
Chapter thirteen ‘Hands‐On’: current Toolkits and sensible instructional (pages 289–303):
Chapter 14 Epilogue (pages 304–305):

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