Talker Quality in Passive Scenarios

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


In passive scenarios, humans encounter a (virtual) person for the first time and have to create an impression based on sparse surface information. Experimentally, such a scenario can easily be controlled by inviting people into a laboratory and asking them to listen to a recording of unacquainted (virtual) people. This experimental research paradigm of passive scenarios is often applied in order to systematically pre-select the encounters, to adopt specific assessment methods, and to control for environmental effects, such as social situation or environmental noise. Most common is to ask participants for their explicit first impression with a questionnaire or a single ratings scale.


Acoustic features Prosody Fundamental frequency Tempo Spectral Perceptual dimension Likability HCI HHI 


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

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