8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Target Practice on Talking Faces

Adriano Vilela Barbosa (1), Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson (2), Andreas Daffertshofer (3)

(1) Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
(2) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
(3) Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands

A method is described for video-based tracking and analysis of talking heads. Although dots on the face and head are tracked now, clean faces will be tracked once a satisfactory optical flow technique is found. The analysis consists of decomposing the head and face motion components into a common mode and the residual, thus eliminating the need for complex marker tracking and head correction of face motion.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Barbosa, Adriano Vilela / Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric / Daffertshofer, Andreas (2004): "Target practice on talking faces", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 2025-2028.