Listening-Test-Based Annotation of Communicative Functions for Expressive Speech Synthesis

  title={Listening-Test-Based Annotation of Communicative Functions for Expressive Speech Synthesis},
  author={Martin Gruber and Jindrich Matousek},
This paper is focused on the evaluation of listening test that was realized with a view to objectively annotate expressive speech recordings and further develop a limited domain expressive speech synthesis system. There are two main issues to face in this task. The first matter in issue to be taken into consideration is the fact that expressivity in speech has to be defined in some way. The second problem is that perception of expressive speech is a subjective question. However, for the… CONTINUE READING
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