Analysis of Children’s Prosodic Features Using Emotion Based Utterances in Urdu Language

S. Khan, S. A. Ali, J. Sallar

Abstract


Emotion plays a significant role in identifying the states of a speaker using spoken utterances. Prosodic features add sense in spoken utterances providing speaker emotions. The objective of this research is to analyze the behavior of prosodic features (individual and in combination with others’ prosodic features) with different learning classifiers on emotion based utterances of children in the Urdu language. In this paper, three different prosodic features (intensity, pitch, formant and their combinations) with five different learning classifiers(ANN, J-48, K-star, Naïve Bayes, decision stump) and four basic emotions (happy, sad, angry, and neutral) were used to develop the experimental framework. Demonstrative experiments expressed that, in terms of classification accuracy, artificial neural networks show significant results with both individual and combination of prosodic features in comparison with other learning classifiers.


Keywords


speech; emotion; recognition; learning; classifiers; prosodic; features; language; Urdu; Pakistan

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