Progress to a VOCA with Prosodic Synthesised Speech

  • Jan-Oliver WülfingEmail author
  • Elisabeth André
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


Providing people, who cannot or almost not articulate themselves vocally, with a Voice Output Communication Aid (VOCA) with prosodic features would allow them to express their daily needs and intentions emotionally. We outline first steps towards such a prosodic VOCA, the EmotionTalker.


AAC Synthetic speech Prosody Emotion 



We would like to thank Franziska Kerstiens for her help with the preparation and the conduction of the studies. The work presented here is partially supported by PROMI - Promotion inklusive and the employment centre.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Centered MultimediaUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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