Obtaining and Evaluating an Emotional Database for Prosody Modelling in Standard Basque

  • Eva Navas
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
  • Amaia Castelruiz
  • Iker Luengo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30120-2_50

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3206)
Cite this paper as:
Navas E., Hernáez I., Castelruiz A., Luengo I. (2004) Obtaining and Evaluating an Emotional Database for Prosody Modelling in Standard Basque. In: Sojka P., Kopeček I., Pala K. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3206. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper presents a database designed to extract prosodic models corresponding to emotional speech to be used in speech synthesis for standard Basque. A database of acted speech, which uses a corpus containing both neutral texts and texts semantically related with emotion has been recorded for the six basic emotions: anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness and surprise. Subjective evaluation of the database shows that emotions are accurately identified, so it can be used to study prosodic models of emotion in Basque.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Navas
    • 1
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
    • 1
  • Amaia Castelruiz
    • 1
  • Iker Luengo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain

Personalised recommendations