Social perception of male and female computer synthesized speech

@article{Mullennix2003SocialPO,
  title={Social perception of male and female computer synthesized speech},
  author={John W. Mullennix and Steven E. Stern and Stephen J. Wilson and Corrie-lynn Dyson},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={407-424}
}
The present study addressed the issue of whether social perception of human speech and computerized text-to-speech (TTS) is affected by gender of voice and gender of listener. Listeners were presented with a persuasive argument in either male or female human or synthetic voice and were assessed on attitude change and their ratings of various speech qualities. The results indicated that female human speech was rated as preferable to female synthetic speech, and that male synthetic speech was… CONTINUE READING

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