EXPROS: A Toolkit for Exploratory Experimentation with Prosody in Customized Diphone Voices

  • Joakim Gustafson
  • Jens Edlund
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5078)


This paper presents a toolkit for experimentation with prosody in diphone voices. Prosodic features play an important role for aspects of human-human spoken dialogue that are largely unexploited in current spoken dialogue systems. The toolkit contains tools for recording utterances for a number of purposes. Examples include extraction of prosodic features such as pitch, intensity and duration for transplantation onto synthetic utterances, and creation of purpose-built customized MBROLA mini-voices.


Voice Quality Prosodic Feature Speak Dialogue System Spectral Tilt Pronunciation Dictionary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joakim Gustafson
    • 1
  • Jens Edlund
    • 1
  1. 1.KTH Speech Music and Hearing 

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