Voice Quality: Functions, Analysis and Synthesis

August 27-29, 2003
Geneva, Switzerland

Annotation of Expressive Speech

Olga I. Dioubina

Department of Phonetics and Speech Communication, University of Munich, Germany

This study adresses the problems that arise in the process of annotating emotions and attitudes from the acoustic signal only. The study was evoked by the practical requirement to define acoustic properties of prominent words reflecting emotional/ cognitive state of human subjects and to suggest an alternative labeling procedure for annotating expressive speech in the SmartKom project.


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Bibliographic reference.  Dioubina, Olga I. (2003): "Annotation of expressive speech", In VOQUAL'03, 173-178.