Pilar Prieto's scientific contributions

Publication (1)

Article
his study explores the effect of different speaker intonation strategies in audio messages on attention, autonomic arousal, and memory. An experiment was conducted in which participants listened to 16 radio commercials produced to vary in pitch range across sentences as an independent variable. Dependent variables were self-reported effectiveness a...

Citations

... Concurrently, spontaneous speech is increasingly used in TTS [7,8]. Spontaneous speech data is challenging to model, due to disfluencies and large variability [9]; offers high ecological validity for evermore commonplace conversational AI systems; and the varied prosody offered by spontaneous data positively impacts factors such as word recall and attention [10]. For conversational systems it would also be useful to be able to synthesize creaky phonation, as this have been found to be a strong turn-yielding cue [11,12]. ...