Fourth ISCA ITRW on Speech Synthesis

August 29 - September 1, 2001
Perthshire, Scotland

Linking Form to Meaning: The Expression and Recognition of Emotions Through Prosody

Li-chiung Yang

Japan Science and Technology Corporation, CREST and
Information Sciences Division, ATR International, Kyoto, Japan

Emotion is an integral component of human speech, and prosody is the principle conveyer of the speaker's state. In this study we show and test how specific emotional states are expressed in the prosody of spontaneous speech. The significance of prosodic meaning to communicating judgements, attitudes, and the cognitive state of the speaker makes it essential to emotion-intention tracking and to natural-sounding synthesis systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yang, Li-chiung (2001): "Linking form to meaning: The expression and recognition of emotions through prosody", In SSW4-2001, paper 134.