Global Patent Index - EP 1256932 A2

EP 1256932 A2 2002-11-13 - Method and apparatus for synthesising an emotion conveyed on a sound

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for synthesising an emotion conveyed on a sound

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung um eine mittels eines Klangs übermittelte Emotion zu synthetisieren

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif de synthèse d'une émotion communiquée par un son

Publication

EP 1256932 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01401880 A

Priority

  • EP 01401880 A
  • EP 01401203 A

Abstract (en)

An emotion conveyed on a sound is synthesised by selectively modifying elementary sound portions (S) thereof prior to delivering the sound through an operator application step (S10, S16, S20) in which at least one operator (OP, OD; OI) is selectively applied to the elementary sound portions (S) to impose a specific modification in a characteristic, such as pitch and/or duration in accordance with an emotion to be synthesised. <??>This can be achieved by applying at least one operator (OIrs, OIfs, OIsu, OIsd) to modify an intensity characteristic of an elementary sound portion, and/or an operator (OPrs, OPfs) for selectively causing the time evolution of the pitch of an elementary sound portion (S) to rise or fall according to an imposed slope characteristic (Prs, Pfs), and/or an operator (OPsu, OPsd) for selectively causing the time evolution of the pitch of an elementary sound portion (S) to rise or fall uniformly by a determined value (Psu, Psd), and/or an operator (ODd, ODc) for selectively causing the duration (tl) of an elementary sound portion (S) to increase or decrease by a determined value (D). <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G10L 13/08; G10L 13/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10L 13/033 (2013.01); G10L 13/10 (2013.01); G10L 13/04 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10L 13/033 (2013.01); G10L 13/10 (2013.01); G10L 13/04 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1256932 A2 20021113; EP 1256932 A3 20041013; EP 1256932 B1 20060510; DE 60131521 D1 20080103; DE 60131521 T2 20081023

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