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)

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.

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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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