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Speech Emotion Recognition with SVM, KNN and DSVM


Hadhami Aouani and Yassine Ben Ayed


Vol. 23  No. 8  pp. 40-48


Speech Emotions recognition has become the active research theme in speech processing and in applications based on human-machine interaction. In this work, our system is a two-stage approach, namely feature extraction and classification engine. Firstly, two sets of feature are investigated which are: the first one is extracting only 13 Mel-frequency Cepstral Coefficient (MFCC) from emotional speech samples and the second one is applying features fusions between the three features: Zero Crossing Rate (ZCR), Teager Energy Operator (TEO), and Harmonic to Noise Rate (HNR) and MFCC features. Secondly, we use two types of classification techniques which are: the Support Vector Machines (SVM) and the k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) to show the performance between them. Besides that, we investigate the importance of the recent advances in machine learning including the deep kernel learning. A large set of experiments are conducted on Surrey Audio-Visual Expressed Emotion (SAVEE) dataset for seven emotions. The results of our experiments showed given good accuracy compared with the previous studies.


Emotion recognition, MFCC, ZCR, TEO, HNR, KNN, SVM, Deep SVM.