Subjective Evaluation of an Emotional Speech Database for Basque

Iñaki Sainz, Ibon Saratxaga, Eva Navas, Inmaculada Hernáez, Jon Sanchez, Iker Luengo, Igor Odriozola


Abstract
This paper describes the evaluation process of an emotional speech database recorded for standard Basque, in order to determine its adequacy for the analysis of emotional models and its use in speech synthesis. The corpus consists of seven hundred semantically neutral sentences that were recorded for the Big Six emotions and neutral style, by two professional actors. The test results show that every emotion is readily recognized far above chance level for both speakers. Therefore the database is a valid linguistic resource for the research and development purposes it was designed for.
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L08-1212
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Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)
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May
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2008
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Marrakech, Morocco
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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