ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Integrating rule and template-based approaches for emotional Malay speech synthesis

Mumtaz Begum, Raja N. Ainon, Roziati Zainuddin, Zuraidah M. Don, Gerry Knowles

The manipulation of prosody, including pitch, duration and intensity, is one of the leading approaches in synthesizing emotion. This paper reports work on the development of a Malay Emotional synthesizer capable of expressing four basic emotions, namely happiness, anger, sadness and fear for any form of text input with various intonation patterns using the prosody manipulation principle. The synthesizer makes use of prosody templates and prosody parametric manipulation for different types of sentence structure.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-91

Cite as: Begum, M., Ainon, R.N., Zainuddin, R., Don, Z.M., Knowles, G. (2008) Integrating rule and template-based approaches for emotional Malay speech synthesis. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 253-256, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-91

@inproceedings{begum08_interspeech,
  author={Mumtaz Begum and Raja N. Ainon and Roziati Zainuddin and Zuraidah M. Don and Gerry Knowles},
  title={{Integrating rule and template-based approaches for emotional Malay speech synthesis}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={253--256},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-91}
}