The basic unit of the database is a clip, which is an audiovisual
recording of an emotional episode, drawn from two main sources. People
were recorded discussing emotive subjects either with each
other, or with one of the research team. The database also includes recorded
extracts from television programs where members of the public
interact in a way that appears essentially spontaneous.
A New Emotion Database: Considerations, Sources and Scope. Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop on Speech and Emotion, Belfast 2000. Ellen Douglas-Cowie, Roddy Cowie and Marc Schröder