Talker Quality in Human and Machine Interaction

Modeling the Listener’s Perspective in Passive and Interactive Scenarios

  • Benjamin Weiss

Part of the T-Labs Series in Telecommunication Services book series (TLABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Benjamin Weiss
    Pages 23-65
  3. Benjamin Weiss
    Pages 67-106
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 117-150

About this book


The book discusses subjective ratings of quality and preference of unknown voices and dialog partners – their likability, for example. Human natural and artificial voices are studied in passive listening and interactive scenarios. In this book, the background, state of research, and contributions to the assessment and prediction of talker quality that is constituted in voice perception and in dialog are presented. Starting from theories and empirical findings from human interaction, major results and approaches are transferred to the domain of human-computer interaction (HCI). The main objective of this book is to contribute to the evaluation of spoken interaction in humans and between humans and computers, and in particular to the quality subsequently attributed to the speaking system or person based on the listening and interactive experience.

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of research in evaluation of speakers and dialog partners;
  • Presents recent results on the relevance of a first passive and interactive impression;
  • Includes human and HCI evaluation results from a communicative perspective.


Quality in Human and Machine Interaction human-computer interaction Human natural and artificial voices Talker Quality Passive Scenarios Interactive Scenarios Speech

Authors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22768-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22769-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-2810
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-2829
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
IT & Software
Oil, Gas & Geosciences