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Project Team - 1.

Arunachalam RM
2. Manoj S
Project Guide Mrs.Vasuki P
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of IT

The speech signal is the fastest and the most


natural method of communication between
humans. This fact has motivated researchers to
think of speech as a fast and efficient method of
interaction between human and machine.
However, this requires that the machine should
have the sufficient intelligence
to recognize human voices. Since the late fifties,
there has been tremendous research on speech
recognition, which refers to the process of
converting the human speech into a sequence of
words.

However, despite the great progress made in


speech recognition, we are still far from having
a natural interaction between man and machine
because the machine does not understand the
emotional state of the speaker. This has
introduced a relatively recent research field,
namely speech emotion recognition, which is
defined as extracting the emotional state of a
speaker from his or her speech. It is believed
that speech emotion recognition can be used to
extract useful semantics from speech, and
hence, improves the performance of speech
recognition systems.

Speech emotion recognition is particularly


useful for applications which require natural
manmachine interaction such as web movies
and computer tutorial applications where the
response of those systems to the user
depends on the detected emotion. It is also
useful for in-car board system where
information of the mental state of the driver
may be provided to the system to initiate
his/her safety. It can be also employed as a
diagnostic tool for therapists .

It may be also useful in automatic translation


systems in which the emotional state of the
speaker plays an important role in
communication between parties. In aircraft
cockpits, it has been found that speech
recognition systems trained to stressed-speech
achieve better performance than those trained by
normal speech. Speech emotion recognition has
also been used in call center applications and
mobile communication. The main objective of
employing speech emotion recognition is to
adapt the system response upon detecting
frustration or annoyance in the speaker's voice.

Passion for Machine Learning


Scope of improvement in speech processing
The increased use of technology has made it one
of mans best friends. The presence of a best
friend during our bad mood swings is always
helpful.

The objective of this project is to


analyse the emotions and speech of the humans over
a certain period of time which is captured either
during their phone calls (mobile) or during their
interactions with computer and provide them
valuable solutions for neutralizing their emotions.

Emotion

recognition analysis eventually leads to


depression analysis.

Emotion

recognition analysis can be used to


neutralize the human emotions.

online tutor can adjust his


presentation style according to the state of the
learner.

E-learning

In Medical industry, we can detect if a person


has depressive symptoms and the severity of
those symptoms without asking them any
questions.

The ability to recognise the emotional states of


others is believed to facilitate the detection of
deception during criminal investigation.

In Call center system we can recognize voices


and detect angriness in speech. This information
can be used to prioritize angry calls.

Mobile/Computer
Four trained actors (one young male, one
young female, one older male and one older
female)
Speech/Emotion recorder
Emotion analyser

Yoon W.-J. , Park K.-S., A Study of Emotion


Recognition and and its application to mobile
services, 4th International Conference, MDAI,
Springer, 2007

Rached T.S., Perkusich A., Emotion Recognition


Based on Brain-Computer Interface Systems, BrainComputer Interface Systems, 2013

Lewis M (1993) The development of deception. In


Lewis M, Saarin C, editors. Lying and deception in
everyday life. New York.