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eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System
Áreas de investigación
  • Inteligencia artificial,
  • Industria electrónica
This paper concerns the incorporation of naturalness into Malay Text-to-Speech (TTS) systems through the addition of a culturally-localized affective component. Previous studies on emotion theories were examined to draw up assumptions about emotions. These studies also include the findings from observations by anthropologists and researchers on cultural specific emotions, particularly, the Malay culture. These findings were used to elicit the requirements for modeling affect in the TTS that conforms to the people of the Malay culture in Malaysia. The goal is to introduce a novel method for generating Malay expressive speech by embedding a localized ¿emotion layer¿ called eXpressive Text Reader Automation Layer, abbreviated as eXTRA. In a pilot project, the prototype is used with Fasih, the first Malay Text-to-Speech system developed by MIMOS Berhad, which can read unrestricted Malay text in four emotions: anger, sadness, happiness and fear. In this paper however, concentration is given to the first two emotions. eXTRA is evaluated through open perception tests by both native and non-native listeners. The results show more than sixty percent of recognition rate, which confirmed the satisfactory performance of the approaches.
Nombre congreso
AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine
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Lugar del congreso
Aberdeen, Scotland
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Título de las actas
Proceedings of the AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Participante: Zuraida M. Don (Faculty of Language and Linguistics, University Malaya)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Montero Martinez (UPM)
  • Participante: Raja N. Ainon (Language Engineering Lab, University Malaya)
  • Autor: Syaheerah Binti Lebai Lutfi (UPM)
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  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
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