Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-38137
Title: Thoughts on the usage of audible smiling in speech synthesis applications
Author(s): Trouvain, Jürgen
Weiss, Benjamin
Language: English
Title: Frontiers in Computer Science
Volume: 4
Publisher/Platform: Frontiers
Year of Publication: 2022
Free key words: speech synthesis
social signaling
computational paralinguistics
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: In this perspective paper we explore the question how audible smiling can be integrated in speech synthesis applications. In human-human communication, smiling can serve various functions, such as signaling politeness or as a marker of trustworthiness and other aspects that raise and maintain the social likeability of a speaker. However, in human-machine communication, audible smiling is nearly unexplored, but could be an advantage in different applications such as dialog systems. The rather limited knowledge of the details of audible smiling and their exploitation for speech synthesis applications is a great challenge. This is also true for modeling smiling in spoken dialogs and testing it with users. Thus, this paper argues to fill the research gaps in identifying factors that constitute and affect audible smiling in order to incorporate it in speech synthesis applications. The major claim is to focus on the dynamics of audible smiling on various levels.
DOI of the first publication: 10.3389/fcomp.2022.885657
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-381379
ISSN: 2624-9898
Date of registration: 22-Nov-2022
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Professorship: P - Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius
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