Automatic cry detection in early childhood education settings

TitleAutomatic cry detection in early childhood education settings
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRuvolo, P, Movellan, J
Conference Name7th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, 2008. ICDL 2008
Date Published08/2008
Conference LocationMonterey, CA
ISBN Number978-1-4244-2661-4
Accession Number10367600
KeywordsAcoustic noise, auditory moods, automatic cry detection, behavioural sciences computing, Deafness, early childhood education settings, education, Educational robots, Emotion recognition, human coders, Humans, learning (artificial intelligence), Machine Learning, Mood, preschool classrooms, Prototypes, Robustness, Working environment noise

We present results on applying a novel machine learning approach for learning auditory moods in natural environments [1] to the problem of detecting crying episodes in preschool classrooms. The resulting system achieved levels of performance approaching that of human coders and also significantly outperformed previous approaches to this problem [2].