In the last few years the number of systems and devices that use voice based interaction has grown significantly. For a continued use of these systems the interface must be reliable and pleasant in order to provide an optimal user experience. However there are currently very few studies that try to evaluate how good is a voice when the application is a speech based interface. In this paper we present a new automatic voice pleasantness classification system based on prosodic and acoustic patterns of voice preference. Our study is based on a multi-language database composed by female voices. In the objective performance evaluation the system achieved a 7.3% error rate.
Bibliographic reference. Coelho, Luis / Braga, Daniela / Sales-Dias, Miguel / Garcia-Mateo, Carmen (2011): "An automatic voice pleasantness classification system based on prosodic and acoustic patterns of voice preference", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2457-2460.