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Facial expression-based affective speech translation
2014 (English)In: Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, ISSN 1783-7677, E-ISSN 1783-8738, Vol. 8, no 1, 87-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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One of the challenges of speech-to-speech trans- lation is to accurately preserve the paralinguistic informa- tion in the speaker’s message. Information about affect and emotional intent of a speaker are often carried in more than one modality. For this reason, the possibility of multimodal interaction with the system and the conversation partner may greatly increase the likelihood of a successful and gratifying communication process. In this work we explore the use of automatic facial expression analysis as an input annotation modality to transfer paralinguistic information at a symbolic level from input to output in speech-to-speech translation. To evaluate the feasibility of this approach, a prototype sys- tem, FEAST (facial expression-based affective speech trans- lation) has been developed. FEAST classifies the emotional state of the user and uses it to render the translated output in an appropriate voice style, using expressive speech synthesis. 

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2014. Vol. 8, no 1, 87-96 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185522DOI: 10.1007/s12193-013-0128-xISI: 000337753000008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902376723OAI: diva2:922786

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