12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

An Affective Spoken Storyteller

Felix Burkhardt

Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

We present a software to read texts with emotional expression. The software is developed as part of the Emofilt open source emotional speech synthesis software. The affective storyteller consists of a text editor which offers a set of emotional speaking styles that can be used to mark up the text. The system was validated in a perception experiment and, although the number of participants wasn't very large, could show the general usability of the approach.

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Bibliographic reference.  Burkhardt, Felix (2011): "An affective spoken storyteller", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 3305-3306.