Christopher J. Pidcock

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Previous work in HCI has shown that ambiguity, normally avoided in interaction design, can contribute to a user's engagement by increasing interest and uncertainty. In this work, we create and evaluate synthetic utterances where there is a conflict between text content, and the emotion in the voice. We show that: 1) text content measurably alters the(More)
Building high quality synthesis systems with open domain vocabulary and a small audio database is a challenging problem, even when the targeted application is well constrained. Mono-phone unit concatenation (as opposed to diphone) is an approach that can compensate for the poor unit coverage that a small database implies. However, joining at phone(More)
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