Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis

September 12-15, 1994
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, USA

Saying and Seeing It With Feeling: Techniques for Synthesizing Visible, Emotional Speech

Caroline Henton (1), Peter Litwinowicz (2)

(1) Speech and Voice Information Analysis, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
(2) Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA

We describe attempts to synthesize visible speech in real-time on a Macintosh® personal computer, and to enable the user to color the text of the speech to be synthesized emotionally, according to the user's wishes, the representation of the text, or the semantics of the utterance. The animated visible speech will be demonstrated, in real time, using a variety of on-screen agents and faces. The speech synthesizer used is Apple Computer's MacinTalkPro2®, running on a Quadra AV® computer.

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Bibliographic reference.  Henton, Caroline / Litwinowicz, Peter (1994): "Saying and seeing it with feeling: techniques for synthesizing visible, emotional speech", In SSW2-1994, 73-76.