- ASM - Integration and Use (English, pdf, 365KB)
This document describes the functionality of the Affective Speech Module (ASM) and which interfaces it provides for integration into software and how it can be used in the SAFIRA Toolkit environment. Further on we present an example of use. This includes a rule set for generating utterances structures. Based on these utterances structures speech synthesisers are able to synthesise speech.
The generation process depends on a representation on what to generate, the input structure, and on an affective state vector, which contains values for personality and emotions. This vector influences the format of utterance structures, like the content, syntactical word and phrase placement, and speech parameters.