Distress Situation Detection in Speech

When a person is in a distress situation, there are signs which are reflected in his speech or in the audio of its surroundings.

The project deals with speaker-independent distress detection in speech of a single speaker.

The solution involves the extraction of relevant features from the speech signal and the comparison between the different methods of extraction.

A distress situation is defined by the discrete emotions of anger and fear.

The project concludes with the classification of distress in speech with 91% accuracy, using the Berlin Emotional Speech Database in the German language.

Distress Situation Detection in Speech





Published Paper:

Yehav Alkaher, Osher Dahan and Yair MosheDetection of Distress in Speech, International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering (ICSEE 2016) , Eilat Israel.