While the first open comparative challenges in the field of paralinguistics targeted more ‘conventional ’ phenomena such as emotion, age, and gender, there still exists a multiplicity of not yet covered, but highly relevant speaker states and traits. The INTERSPEECH 2011 Speaker State Challenge thus addresses two new sub-challenges to overcome the usually low compatibility of results: In the Intoxication Sub-Challenge, alcoholisation of speakers has to be determined in two classes; in the Sleepiness Sub-Challenge, another two-class classification task has to be solved. This paper introduces the conditions, the Challenge corpora “Alcohol Language Corpus ” and “Sleepy Language Corpus”, and a standard feature set that may be used. Further, baseline results are given
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