eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System

Lutfi, Syaheerah L.; Montero Martínez, Juan Manuel; Ainon, Raja Noor y Mohd Don, Zuraidah (2008). eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System. En: "The AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine", 01/04/2008-02/04/2008, Aberdeen, Scotland. ISBN 1-902956-61-3. pp. 77-83.

Descripción

Título: eXTRA: A Culturally Enriched Malay Text to Speech System
Autor/es:
  • Lutfi, Syaheerah L.
  • Montero Martínez, Juan Manuel
  • Ainon, Raja Noor
  • Mohd Don, Zuraidah
Director/es:
  • Ainon, Raja N.
  • Don, Zuraida M.
Tipo de Documento: Ponencia en Congreso o Jornada (Artículo)
Título del Evento: The AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine
Fechas del Evento: 01/04/2008-02/04/2008
Lugar del Evento: Aberdeen, Scotland
Título del Libro: Proceedings of AISB 2008 Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine
Fecha: 2008
ISBN: 1-902956-61-3
Volumen: 2
Materias:
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

This paper concerns the incorporation of naturalness into Malay Text-to-Speech (TTS) systems through the addition of a culturally-localized affective component. Previous studies on emotion theories were examined to draw up assumptions about emotions. These studies also include the findings from observations by anthropologists and researchers on culturalspecific emotions, particularly, the Malay culture. These findings were used to elicit the requirements for modeling affect in the TTS that conforms to the people of the Malay culture in Malaysia. The goal is to introduce a novel method for generating Malay expressive speech by embedding a localized ‘emotion layer’ called eXpressive Text Reader Automation Layer, abbreviated as eXTRA. In a pilot project, the prototype is used with Fasih, the first Malay Text-to-Speech system developed by MIMOS Berhad, which can read unrestricted Malay text in four emotions: anger, sadness, happiness and fear. In this paper however, concentration is given to the first two emotions. eXTRA is evaluated through open perception tests by both native and non-native listeners. The results show more than sixty percent of recognition rate, which confirmed the satisfactory performance of the approaches.

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URL Oficial: http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~cmellish/aisb08/
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 27 May 2010 09:14
Ultima Modificación: 20 Abr 2016 12:41
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