Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

by Mark Tatham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199250677

ISBN-13: 9780199250677

Pub. Date: 12/18/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

All human speech has expression. It is part of the 'humanness' of speech, and is a quality listeners expect to find. Without expression, speech sounds lifeless and artificial. Remove expression, and what's left is the bare bones of the intended message, but none of the feelings which surround the message. The purpose of this book is to present research examining

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All human speech has expression. It is part of the 'humanness' of speech, and is a quality listeners expect to find. Without expression, speech sounds lifeless and artificial. Remove expression, and what's left is the bare bones of the intended message, but none of the feelings which surround the message. The purpose of this book is to present research examining expressive content in speech with a view to simulating expression in computer speech. Human beings communicate expressively with each other in conversation: now in the computer age there is a perceived need for machines to communicate expressively with humans in dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199250677
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/18/2003
Series:
[Oxford Linguistics] Ser.
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IExpression in Speech
Ch. 1Natural Speech11
Ch. 2Speech Synthesis28
Ch. 3Expression in Natural Speech37
Ch. 4Expression in Synthetic Speech65
Ch. 5The Perception of Expression86
Pt. IITransferring Natural Expression to Synthesis
Ch. 6The State of the Art97
Ch. 7Emotion in Speech Synthesis124
Ch. 8Recent Developments in Synthesis Models150
Pt. IIIExpression and Emotion: The Research
Ch. 9The Biology and Psychology Perspectives167
Ch. 10The Linguistics, Phonology, and Phonetics Perspective198
Ch. 11The Speech Technology Perspective236
Ch. 12The Influence of Emotion Studies264
Pt. IVDevelopment of an Integrated Model of Expression
Ch. 13The Beginnings of a Generalized Model of Expression289
Ch. 14All Speech is Expression-Based300
Ch. 15Expressive Synthesis: The Longer Term327
Ch. 16A Model of Speech Production Based on Expression and Prosody355
Conclusion389
References393
Bibliography411
Author index413
Subject index417

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