Web: http://arxiv.org/abs/2203.14757

June 17, 2022, 1:12 a.m. | Yuki Saito, Yuto Nishimura, Shinnosuke Takamichi, Kentaro Tachibana, Hiroshi Saruwatari

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We present STUDIES, a new speech corpus for developing a voice agent that can
speak in a friendly manner. Humans naturally control their speech prosody to
empathize with each other. By incorporating this "empathetic dialogue" behavior
into a spoken dialogue system, we can develop a voice agent that can respond to
a user more naturally. We designed the STUDIES corpus to include a speaker who
speaks with empathy for the interlocutor's emotion explicitly. We describe our
methodology to construct an …

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