Acoustic correlates for perceived effort levels in expressive speech

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Abstract

Actors and other vocal performers vary their speech across the continuum of vocal effort to express ideas, emphasize thoughts, communicate emotions, and create drama. They are experts at vocal expression. To analyze this range of expression across effort levels, we curated a corpus of professional actors' Hamlet soliloquy performances and present an acoustic feature set and classification model suitable for tracking actors' expressive speech from extreme to extreme - from whispered, to breathy, through modal, to resonant speech.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3720-3724
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Volume2015-January
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2015 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Sep 6 2015Sep 10 2015

Keywords

  • Acoustic correlates
  • Breathy voice
  • Effort levels
  • Expressive speech
  • Paralingual
  • Projected voice
  • Resonant voice
  • Voice quality
  • Whispered voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation

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