Method for collection of acted speech using various situation scripts

Takahiro Miyajima, Hideaki Kikuchi, Katsuhiko Shirai, Shigeki Okawa

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    Abstract

    This study was carried out to improve the quality of acted emotional speech. In the recent paradigm shift in speech collection techniques, methods for the collection of high-quality and spontaneous speech has been strongly focused on. However, such methods involve various constraints: such as the difficulty in controlling utterances and sound quality. Hence, our study daringly focuses on acted speech because of its high operability. In this paper, we propose a new method for speech collection by refining acting scripts. We compared the speech collected using our proposed method and that collected using an imitation of the legacy method that was implemented with traditional basic emotional words. The results show the advantage of our proposed method, i.e., the possibility of the generating high F0 fluctuations in acoustical expressions, which is one of the important features of the expressive speech, while ensuring that there is no decline in the naturalness and other psychological features.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012
    PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
    Pages1179-1182
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9782951740877
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
    Event8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 2012 May 212012 May 27

    Other

    Other8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period12/5/2112/5/27

    Keywords

    • Acted Speech
    • Acting Script
    • Emotional Speech

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Linguistics and Language
    • Language and Linguistics
    • Education
    • Library and Information Sciences

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    Miyajima, T., Kikuchi, H., Shirai, K., & Okawa, S. (2012). Method for collection of acted speech using various situation scripts. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012 (pp. 1179-1182). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).