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Evaluation of a Transplantation Algorithm for Expressive Speech Synthesis
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
Information
Abstract
When designing human-machine interfaces it is important to consider not only the bare bones functionality but also the ease of use and accessibility it provides. When talking about voice-based inter- faces, it has been proven that imbuing expressiveness into the synthetic voices increases signi?cantly its perceived naturalness, which in the end is very helpful when building user friendly interfaces. This paper proposes an adaptation based expressiveness transplantation system capable of copying the emotions of a source speaker into any desired target speaker with just a few minutes of read speech and without requiring the record- ing of additional expressive data. This system was evaluated through a perceptual test for 3 speakers showing up to an average of 52% emotion recognition rates relative to the natural voice recognition rates, while at the same time keeping good scores in similarity and naturality.
International
No
Congress
Workshop en Tecnologías Accesibles parte del IV Congreso Español de Informática CEDI2013
960
Place
Madrid (Spain)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-695-8320-3
Start Date
17/09/2013
End Date
20/09/2013
From page
1
To page
10
Proceedings of Workshop en Tecnologías Accesibles parte del IV Congreso Español de Informática CEDI2013
Participants
  • Autor: Jaime Lorenzo Trueba (UPM)
  • Autor: Roberto Barra Chicote (UPM)
  • Autor: Yunichi Yamagishi (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Autor: Oliver Watts (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Montero Martinez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Tecnología del Habla
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
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