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