Most paralinguistic analysis tasks are lacking agreed-upon evaluation procedures and comparability, in contrast to more ‘traditional’ disciplines in speech analysis. The INTERSPEECH 2010 Paralinguistic Challenge shall help overcome the usually low compatibility of results, by addressing three selected sub- challenges. In the Age Sub-Challenge, the age of speakers has to be determined in four groups. In the Gender Sub-Challenge, a three-class classification task has to be solved and finally, the Affect Sub-Challenge asks for speakers’ interest in ordinal rep- resentation. This paper introduces the conditions, the Challenge corpora “aGender” and “TUM AVIC” and standard feature sets that may be used. Further, baseline results are given.
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