Att-HACK: An Expressive Speech Database with Social Attitudes

Clément Le Moine, Nicolas Obin


This paper presents Att-HACK, the first large database of acted speech with social attitudes. Available databases of expressive speech are rares and very often restricted to the primary emotions: anger, joy, sadness, fear. This greatly limits the scope of the research on expressive speech. Besides, a fundamental aspect of speech prosody is always ignored and missing from such databases: its variety, i.e. the possibility to repeat an utterance while varying its prosody. This paper represents a first attempt to widen the scope of expressivity in speech, by providing a database of acted speech with social attitudes: friendly, seductive, dominant, and distant. The proposed database comprises 25 speakers interpreting 100 utterances in 4 social attitudes, with 3-5 repetitions each per attitude for a total of around 30 hours of speech. The Att-HACK is freely available for academic research under a Creative Commons Licence.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-152

Cite as: Moine, C.L., Obin, N. (2020) Att-HACK: An Expressive Speech Database with Social Attitudes. Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 744-748, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-152.


@inproceedings{Moine2020,
  author={Clément Le Moine and Nicolas Obin},
  title={{Att-HACK: An Expressive Speech Database with Social Attitudes}},
  year=2020,
  booktitle={Proc. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020},
  pages={744--748},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-152},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-152}
}