Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Adding Emotion to Synthetic Speech Dialogue Systems

Katherine Morton

Linguistics Dept, Essex University, Colchester, UK

Current synthetic speech systems produce voice output which is unacceptable for general public use. Listeners report it sounds mechanical, machine-like and is not pleasant to listen to. A model is being developed which adds variability to the wave-form; this variability conveys emotion or attitude and produces more natural sounding synthetic speech.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Morton, Katherine (1992): "Adding emotion to synthetic speech dialogue systems", In ICSLP-1992, 675-678.