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Author Cheolwoo Jo ♦ Jianglin Wang
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Emotion recognition ♦ Speech analysis ♦ Mechatronics ♦ Oral communication ♦ Jitter ♦ Variations ♦ Voice Source ♦ Speech synthesis ♦ Human voice ♦ Vocal Tract ♦ Loudspeakers ♦ Speech recognition ♦ Acoustic materials ♦ Emotion
Abstract We explored the voice source and vocal tract characteristics of emotional speech to estimate the voice quality. Emotional speech data used was collected from the actors. Speech materials consist of 10 sentences from 3 male and 3 female speakers in 6 emotional states. 6 emotions are sadness, anger, happiness, fear, boredom and neutral, /a/ sound was segmented from the data used for the analysis. In terms of voice source we measured jitter, shimmer, NHR, pitch and pitch range. To investigate vocal tract changes, normalized vocal tract area ratios were used. Area functions were computed from the linear predictive coefficients. Vocal tract was also divided into three sections to observe the changes according to different emotions. Each computed vocal tract area part was normalized by dividing the same part of corresponding neutral speech. Jitter value was the biggest in the neutral emotion. Shimmer was similar for all the emotions except for the fear. And the fear showed the biggest value in NHR. Pitch value was elevated for all emotions except the boredom. Pitch range was the biggest in the anger. In terms of vocal tract change, there was not a remarkable difference at lip section, but the fear and sadness showed great changes at the vocal fold section
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Mechatronics, Changwon Nat. Univ. (Cheolwoo Jo; Jianglin Wang)
ISBN 0769525288
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-10-16
Publisher Place China
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 283.41 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 800
Ending Page 805


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library