The SEMAINE corpus of emotionally coloured character interactions


McKeown, Gary and Valstar, Michel F. and Cowie, Roderick and Pantic, Maja (2010) The SEMAINE corpus of emotionally coloured character interactions. In: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2010, 19-23 July 2010, Singapore (pp. pp. 1079-1084).

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Abstract:We have recorded a new corpus of emotionally coloured conversations. Users were recorded while holding conversations with an operator who adopts in sequence four roles designed to evoke emotional reactions. The operator and the user are seated in separate rooms; they see each other through teleprompter screens, and hear each other through speakers. To allow high quality recording, they are recorded by five high-resolution, high framerate cameras, and by four microphones. All sensor information is recorded synchronously, with an accuracy of 25 μs. In total, we have recorded 20 participants, for a total of 100 character conversational and 50 non-conversational recordings of approximately 5 minutes each. All recorded conversations have been fully transcribed and annotated for five affective dimensions and partially annotated for 27 other dimensions. The corpus has been made available to the scientific community through a webaccessible database.
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