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  Modeling Creative and Emotive Improvisation in Theatre Performance







Creative-IT Release

We are currently releasing the CreativeIT data. It contains data from 16 actors, male and female, during their affective dyadic interactions ranging from 2-10 minutes each. The database contains two types of improvised interactions: 2sentence exercises and paraphrases. Details about this database is described in:

A. Metallinou, Z. Yang, C.C. Lee, C. Busso, S. Carnicke, and S.S. Narayanan, "The USC CreativeIT database of multimodal dyadic interactions: from speech and full body motion capture to continuous emotional annotations," Journal of Language Resources and Evaluation, April 2015.

A. Metallinou, C.C. Lee, C. Busso, S. Carnicke, and S.S. Narayanan, "The USC CreativeIT Database: A Multimodal Database of Theatrical Improvisation," Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality, May 2010.

In total we are releasing approximately 8 sessions of audiovisual data. For each recording, we provide detailed audiovisual and text information, which consists of the audio and video of both interlocutors, the Motion Capture data of the full body of one of the interlocutors in each recording, the text trascriptions of the interaction. Also, for each actor-recording, we provide discrete and time-continuous annotations of dimensional emotion labels, from multiple annotators.

To obtain the CreativeIT data you just need to fill out an electronic release form below. If you have any question, please contact:

  • Manoj Kumar (prabakar at

Please read the license before submitting your request.

We are very interested in your feedback in order to improve the current release. For any comments or suggestions please contact us at the above e-mail address.


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