Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


A Communication System for the Disabled with Emotional Synthetic Speech Produced by Rule

Iain R. Murray, John L. Arnott, Norman Alm, Alan F. Newell

Microcomputer Centre, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

A system for producing synthetic speech which incorporates vocal emotion effects has been developed. This has been incorporated into a communication prosthesis for nonvocal people to give them more freedom of expression via a synthetic voice. A range of common emotions can be simulated by the system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Murray, Iain R. / Arnott, John L. / Alm, Norman / Newell, Alan F. (1991): "A communication system for the disabled with emotional synthetic speech produced by rule", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 311-314.