|From this page you can hear the output of the Affect
Editor program, which generates instructions for a DECtalk3 speech synthesizer.
You can also download my master's thesis: Generating Expression in Synthesized Speech (Janet Cahn, M.I.T. Media Laboratory, May 1989).
|Examples, synthesized for 10 different configurations of the 17 Affect Editor parameters.|
|INTRO (DECtalk's default parameters).||.AU (91K)||.WAV (183K)|
|You've asked me that question a thousand times, and my answer has always been the same.||.AU (1.3Mb)||.WAV (2.6Mb)|
|I thought you really meant it.||.AU (337K)||.WAV (674K)|
|Look at that picture.||.AU (264K)||.WAV (527K)|
|The 17 Affect Editor parameters. Examples synthesized using the sentence, "I thought you really meant it."|
|Experiment: Chapter 6 of thesis.
Stimuli: 5 sentences x 6 emotions.
|Stimuli by sentence|
|INTRO||.AU (325K)||.WAV (325K)|
|I'm almost finished.||.AU (668K)||.WAV (668K)|
|I'm going to the city.||.AU (728K)||.WAV (728K)|
|I saw your name in the paper.||.AU (730K)||.WAV (730K)|
|I thought you really meant it.||.AU (868K)||.WAV (868K)|
|Look at that picture.||.AU (818K)||.WAV (818K)|
|Stimuli by emotion|
|INTRO||.AU (522K)||.WAV (522K)|
|Anger||.AU (378K)||.WAV (378K)|
|Disgust||.AU (578K)||.WAV (578K)|
|Gladness||.AU (485K)||.WAV (485K)|
|Sadness||.AU (864K)||.WAV (864K)|
|Fear||.AU (446K)||.WAV (446K)|
|Surprise||.AU (431K)||.WAV (431K)|