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

  • Eva Navas
  • Inmaculada Hernáez
  • Amaia Castelruiz
  • Iker Luengo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3206)


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.


Emotion Recognition Subjective Test Speech Synthesis Speech Communication Spontaneous Speech 
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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

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