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The Voice of Personality: Mapping Nonverbal Vocal Behavior into Trait Attributions

Presented at Firenze, Italy, October 29, 2010
PublisherNew York NY : ACM
Publication date2010
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This paper reports preliminary experiments on automatic attribution of personality traits based on nonverbal vocal behavioral cues. In particular, the work shows how prosodic features can be used to predict, with an accuracy up to 75% depending on the trait, the personality assessments performed by human judges on a collection of 640 speech samples. The assessments are based on a short version of the Big Five Inventory, one of the most widely used questionnaires for personality assessment. The judges did not understand the language spoken in the speech samples so that the influence of the verbal content is limited. To tho best of our knowledge, this is the first work aimed at inferring automatically traits attributed by judges rather than traits self-reported by subjects.

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MOHAMMADI, Gelareh, VINCIARELLI, Alessandro, MORTILLARO, Marcello. The Voice of Personality: Mapping Nonverbal Vocal Behavior into Trait Attributions. In: SSPW′10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Social Signal Processing Workshop. Firenze, Italy. New York NY : ACM, 2010. doi: 10.1145/1878116.1878123
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