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Photo-realistic text-driven Malay talking head with multiple expression

Tan, Tian-Swee and Salleh, Sh-Hussain and Chew, Kim-Mey and Lim, Sheau-Chyi (2008) Photo-realistic text-driven Malay talking head with multiple expression. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering 2008, ICCCE08: Global Links for Human Development. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 711 -715. ISBN 978-142441692-9

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCCE.2008.4580697

Abstract

In this decade of Information Technology, Talking Heads become more and more common as parts of modern computer-user interface. A talking head can add entertainment value to a program and make it more engaging. While Talking Heads with multiple expressions, it can let listeners to identify speaker's emotional state easily. But, generating animated talking heads that look like real people is a very challenging task, and so far all synthesized heads are still far from reaching this goal. Hence, the purpose of this work is to construct a natural, photo-realistic in appearance of Talking Heads which exhibit proper articulation by the lips that are synchronized with the speech. Moreover, realistic head movements, as well as emotional expressions that harmonize with the spoken text also added. And these Talking Heads are driven by English and Malay text. Photogram Metrics technique is applied to a model with photo-realistic face, while Sample-Based approach is implemented in facial movements of the Talking Heads to bypass the complexities linked to analytical modeling. Then, the Talking Heads will form the Audio-Visual Text-to-Speech Synthesis (AV-TTS) system and transformed into modules so that can be exported to any application.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-142441692-9; International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering 2008, ICCCE08: Global Links for Human Development; Kuala Lumpur; 13 May 2008 through 15 May 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords:audio-visual, malay audio visual, speech synthesis, talking head
Subjects:R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
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ID Code:12721
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:27 Jun 2011 01:59
Last Modified:27 Jun 2011 01:59

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