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Universitat Ramon Llull

1. Monzo Sánchez, Carlos Manuel. Modelado de la cualidad de la voz para la síntesis del habla expresiva.

Degree: 2010, Universitat Ramon Llull

This thesis is conducted on the existing working framework in the Grup de Recerca en Tecnologies Mèdia (GTM) research group of the Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, with the aim of providing the man-machine interaction with more naturalness. To do this, we are based on the limitations of the technology used up to now, detecting the improvement points where we could contribute solutions. Given that the speech naturalness is closely linked with the expressivity communication, these improvement points are focused on the ability of working with emotions or expressive speech styles in general. The final goal of this thesis is the expressive speech styles generation in the field of Text-to-Speech (TTS) systems aimed at Expressive Speech Synthesis (ESS), with the possibility of communicating an oral message with a certain expressivity that the listener will be able to correctly perceive and interpret. Nevertheless, this goal involves different intermediate aims: to know the existing parameterization options, to understand each of the parameters, to find out the existing relations among them and the expressive speech styles and, finally, to carry out the expressive speech synthesis. All things considered, the synthesis process involves a previous work in emotion recognition, which could be a complete research field, since it shows the feasibility of using the selected parameters during their discrimination and provides with the necessary knowledge for the modelling that can be used during the synthesis process. The search for the naturalness improvement has implied a better characterization of the emotional or expressive speech, so we have researched on parameterizations that could perform this task. These are the Voice Quality (VoQ) parameters, which main feature is they are able to characterize the speech in an individual way, identifying each factor that makes it unique. The potential benefits that this kind of parameterization can provide with natural interaction are twofold: the expressive speech styles recognition and the synthesis. The VoQ parameters proposal is not trying to replace prosody, but working altogether to improve the results so far obtained. Once the parameters selection is conducted, the VoQ modelling is raised (i. e. analysis and modification methodology), so each of them can be extracted from the voice signal and later on modified during the synthesis. Also, variations are proposed for the involved and traditionally used parameters, adjusting their definition to the expressive speech context. From here, we work on the existing relations with the expressive speech styles and, eventually we show the transformation methodology for these ones, by means of the modification of VoQ and prosody, for the ESS in a TTS system. Advisors/Committee Members: Universitat Ramon Llull. EALS - Comunicacions i Teoria del Senyal, [email protected] (authoremail), true (authoremailshow), Socoró Carrié, Joan Claudi (director), Iriondo Sanz, Ignasi (codirector).

Subjects/Keywords: emotion recognition; text-to-speech; expressive speech synthesis; Voice quality; tecnologías del habla; reconocimiento de emociones; conversión de texto en habla; síntesis del habla expresiva; Cualidad de la voz; tecnologies de la parla; reconeixement d'emocions; conversió de text a parla; síntesi de la parla expressiva; Qualitat de la veu; Les TIC i la seva Gestió; 621.3

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APA (6th Edition):

Monzo Sánchez, C. M. (2010). Modelado de la cualidad de la voz para la síntesis del habla expresiva. (Thesis). Universitat Ramon Llull. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10803/9145

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Monzo Sánchez, Carlos Manuel. “Modelado de la cualidad de la voz para la síntesis del habla expresiva.” 2010. Thesis, Universitat Ramon Llull. Accessed December 08, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10803/9145.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Monzo Sánchez, Carlos Manuel. “Modelado de la cualidad de la voz para la síntesis del habla expresiva.” 2010. Web. 08 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Monzo Sánchez CM. Modelado de la cualidad de la voz para la síntesis del habla expresiva. [Internet] [Thesis]. Universitat Ramon Llull; 2010. [cited 2019 Dec 08]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/9145.

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Council of Science Editors:

Monzo Sánchez CM. Modelado de la cualidad de la voz para la síntesis del habla expresiva. [Thesis]. Universitat Ramon Llull; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/9145

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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