Acoustic Correlates of Emotion Dimensions in View of Speech Synthesis

Marc Schröder; R. Cowie; E. Douglas-Cowie; M. Westerdijk; S. Gielen

In: Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH'01). European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH), Pages 87-90, Vol. 1, Kommunik Grafiske Losninger A/S, 2001.


In a database of emotional speech, dimensional descriptions of emotional states have been correlated with acoustic variables. Many stable correlations have been found. The predictions made by linear regression widely agree with the literature. The numerical form of the description and the choice of acoustic variables studied are particularly well suited for future implementation in a speech synthesis system, possibly allowing for the expression of gradual emotional states.

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