Evaluating talking heads based on appearance models

Theobald, B-J, Bangham, JA, Matthews, I and Cawley, GC (2003) Evaluating talking heads based on appearance models. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP-2003), 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.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences

University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Computational Biology (subgroups are shown below) > Machine learning in computational biology
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2011 19:41
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 23:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/21916

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