ITRW on Speech and Emotion

September 5-7, 2000
Newcastle, Northern Ireland, UK

Validation of an Acoustical Modelling of Emotional Expression in Spanish Using Speech Synthesis Techniques

Ignasi Iriondo (1), Roger Guaus (1), Angel Rodríguez (2), Patricia Lázaro (2), Norminanda Montoya (2), Josep M. Blanco (2), Dolors Bernadas (2), Josep Manel Oliver (2), Daniel Tena (2), Ludovico Longhi (2)

(1) Dept. of Communications and Signal Theory, La Salle School of Engineering, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain
(2) Department of Audio-Visual Communication and Publicity, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, (Spain)

This paper describes the methodology used for validating the results obtained in a study about acoustical modelling of emotional expression in Castilian Spanish.

We have obtained a set of rules that describes the behaviour of the most significant parameters of speech related with the emotional expression.

The validation of the results of the study has been achieved by the use of synthetic speech that has been generated following the different rules we have obtained for each emotion.


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Bibliographic reference.  Iriondo, Ignasi / Guaus, Roger / Rodríguez, Angel / Lázaro, Patricia / Montoya, Norminanda / Blanco, Josep M. / Bernadas, Dolors / Manel Oliver, Josep / Tena, Daniel / Longhi, Ludovico (2000): "Validation of an acoustical modelling of emotional expression in Spanish using speech synthesis techniques", In SpeechEmotion-2000, 161-166.