Evaluating talking heads based on appearance models

Theobald, Barry-John, Bangham, J. Andrew, Matthews, Iain and Cawley, Gavin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4118-9095 (2003) Evaluating talking heads based on appearance models. In: International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, 2003-09-04 - 2003-09-07.

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In this paper we describe how 2D appearance models can be applied to the problem of creating a near-videorealistic talking head. A speech corpus of a talker uttering a set of phonetically balanced training sentences is analysed using a generative model of the human face. Segments of original parameter trajectories corresponding to the synthesis unit are extracted from a codebook, normalised, blended, concatenated and smoothed before being applied to the model to give natural, realistic animations of novel utterances. We also present some early results of subjective tests conducted to determine the realism of the synthesiser.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences

UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Interactive Graphics and Audio
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Data Science and Statistics
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Computational Biology
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2011 19:41
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 00:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/21916

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