EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Acoustic Correlates of Emotion Dimensions in View of Speech Synthesis

Marc Schröder (1), Roddy Cowie (2), Ellen Douglas-Cowie (2), Machiel Westerdijk (3), Stan Gielen (3)

(1) DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
(2) Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
(3) University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

In a database of emotional speech, dimensional descriptions of emotional states have been correlated with acoustic variables. Many stable correlations have been found. The predictions made by linear regression widely agree with the literature. The numerical form of the description and the choice of acoustic variables studied are particularly well suited for future implementation in a speech synthesis system, possibly allowing for the expression of gradual emotional states.

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Bibliographic reference.  Schröder, Marc / Cowie, Roddy / Douglas-Cowie, Ellen / Westerdijk, Machiel / Gielen, Stan (2001): "Acoustic correlates of emotion dimensions in view of speech synthesis", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 87-90.