ACOUSTIC NATURE AND PERCEPTUAL TESTING OF CORPORA OF EMOTIONAL SPEECH

Akemi Iida, Nick Campbell, Soichiro Iga, Fumito Higuchi, Michiaki Yasumura

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Abstract

This paper proposes three corpora of emotional speech in Japanese that maximize the expression of each emotion (expressing joy, anger, and sadness) for use with CHATR, the concatenative speech synthesis system being developed at ATR. A perceptual experiment was conducted using the synthesized speech generated from each emotion corpus and the results proved to be significantly identifiable. Authors' current work is to identify the local acoustic features relevant for specifying a particular emotion type. F0 and duration showed significant differences among emotion types. AV (amplitude of voicing source) and GN (glottal noise) also showed differences. This paper reports on the corpus design, the perceptual experiment, and the results of the acoustic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 1998 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1998 Nov 301998 Dec 4

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 1998
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period98/11/3098/12/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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