Text, Speech and Dialogue

Volume 4629 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 254-261

A Study on Speech with Manifest Emotions

  • Horia-Nicolai TeodorescuAffiliated withInstitute for Computer Science, Romanian Academy, Bd. Carol I nr 8, IasiTechnical University of Iasi, Iasi
  • , Silvia Monica FeraruAffiliated withTechnical University of Iasi, Iasi

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We present a study of the prosody – seen in a broader sense – that supports the theory of the interrelationship function of speech. “Pure emotions” are meant to show a relationship of the speaker with the general context. The analysis goes beyond the basic prosody, as related to pitch trajectory; namely, the analysis also aims to determine the change in higher formants. The refinement in the analysis asks for improved tools. Methodological aspects are discussed, including a discussion of the limitations of the currently available tools. Some conclusions are drawn.