Image2Audio: Facilitating Semi-supervised Audio Emotion Recognition with Facial Expression Image

Gewen He, Xiaofeng Liu, Fangfang Fan, Jia You

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There is a large amount of public available labeled image-based facial expression recognition datasets. How could these images help for the audio emotion recognition with limited labeled data according to their inherent correlations can be a meaningful and challenging task. In this paper, we propose a semi-supervised adversarial network that allows the knowledge transfer from the labeled videos to the heterogeneous labeled audio domain hence enhancing the audio emotion recognition performance. Specifically, face image samples are translated to the spectrograms class-wisely. To harness the translated samples in a sparsely distributed area and construct a tighter decision boundary, we propose to precisely estimate the density on feature space and incorporate the reliable low-density sample with an annealing scheme. Moreover, the unlabeled audios are collected with the high-density path in a graph representation. As a possible "recognition via generation" framework, we empirically demonstrated its effectiveness on several audio emotional recognition benchmarks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of IEEE CVPR'2020 Workshop
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages(electronic version)
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW) - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 202019 Jun 2020


Competition2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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