ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

MASSY speaks English: adaptation and evaluation of a talking head

Sascha Fagel

This paper presents an extension of a talking head that was implemented to synthesize audiovisual speech utterances in German. A mapping of English to German phonemes and a subsequent refinement of the co-articulation model enables the system to generate English utterances. A modified rhyme test was carried out for evaluation in terms of intelligibility. Results show that the visualization increases the identification of isolated words from 27% to 50% when played with audio.


Cite as: Fagel, S. (2008) MASSY speaks English: adaptation and evaluation of a talking head. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2324

@inproceedings{fagel08_interspeech,
  author={Sascha Fagel},
  title={{MASSY speaks English: adaptation and evaluation of a talking head}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2324}
}