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

  • Joakim Gustafson
  • Jens Edlund
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69369-7_35

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5078)
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Gustafson J., Edlund J. (2008) EXPROS: A Toolkit for Exploratory Experimentation with Prosody in Customized Diphone Voices. In: André E., Dybkjær L., Minker W., Neumann H., Pieraccini R., Weber M. (eds) Perception in Multimodal Dialogue Systems. PIT 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5078. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

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.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

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

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