Large-Scale Dialog Corpus Towards Automatic Mental Disease Diagnosis

Masahito Sakishita, Taishiro Kishimoto, Akiho Takinami, Yoko Eguchi, Yoshinobu Kano

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Recently, the number of people who are diagnosed as mental diseases is increasing. Efficient and objective diagnosis is important to start medical treatments in earlier stages. However, mental disease diagnosis is difficult to quantify criteria, because it is performed through conversations with patients, not by physical surveys. We aim to automate mental disease diagnosis in order to resolve these issues. We recorded conversations between psychologists and subjects to build our diagnosis speech corpus. Our subjects include healthy persons, people with mental diseases of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and dementia. All of our subjects are diagnosed by doctors of psychiatry. Then we made accurate transcription manually, adding utterance time stamps, linguistic and non-linguistic annotations. Using our corpus, we performed feature analysis to find characteristics for each disease. We also tried automatic mental disease diagnosis by machine learning, while the number of sample data is few because we were still in our pilot study phase. We will increase the number of subjects in future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Corpus
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diagnosis
  • Machine learning
  • Mental disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Utterance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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