(Bahçeşehir University Multimodal Affective Database - 1) is a
collection of audio-visual facial clips of acted and spontaneous (re-acted)
affective expressions. The audio-visual clips have been recorded from 31
subjects, who express a rich set of emotional and mental states in an
unscripted way in Turkish. The database contains synchronous facial
recordings of subjects with a frontal stereo camera and a half profile mono
first watch visual or audio-visual stimuli on a screen in front of them,
which are designed and timed to elicit certain emotions and mental states.
The subjects answer questions about the visual stimuli in their own words.
The target emotions that we want to elicit are the six basic ones (happiness,
anger, sadness, disgust, fear, surprise) and additionally boredom
and contempt. We also aim to elicit several mental states including being unsure (including
confusion, undecidedness), being
thoughtful, concentration, interest (including curiosity), and bothered
(inc. complaint). The database also contains short acted
recordings of each subject. The video clips have been categorically annotated
by five labelers. Also a score between 0-5 is given to each video clip
indicating the activation level at the peak frame of the emotion or mental
state expressed in the video clip.
* Please cite the following paper in
any publicly available text that uses BAUM-1:
S. Zhalehpour, O.Onder, Z.Akhtar and C.E.Erdem, BAUM-1: A
Spontaneous Audio-Visual Face Database of Affective and Mental States, IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, ,
Database web site: http://baum1.bahcesehir.edu.tr DOI:10.1109/TAFFC.2016.2553038
PROPERTIES OF THE DATABASE
Number of Video Clips
Number of Subjects
Male / Female
18 / 13
18 - 66
Number of Videos
per Emotion / Mental State
Sony HDR - TD20
Full HD Stereo Camcorder has been used for frontal recordings and Sony HDR -
XR200 Full HD Camcorder has been used for half profile recordings.
have been done by using Rode NTG 2 Shotgun Microphone.