ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

A development of Czech talking head

Zdeněk Krňoul, Miloš Železný

This paper presents a research on the Czech talking head system. It gives an overview of methods used for visual speech animation, parameterization of a human face and a tongue, necessary data sources and a synthesis method. A 3D animation model is used for a pseudo-muscular animation schema to create such animation of visual speech which is usable for a lipreading. An extension of animation schema is presented to reach more precise deformations mainly in a lip area. Furthermore, a problem of forming articulatory trajectories is formulated to solve labial coarticulation effects. It is used for the synthesis method based on a selection of articulatory targets and interpolation technique.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-593

Cite as: Krňoul, Z., Železný, M. (2008) A development of Czech talking head. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2326-2329, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-593

@inproceedings{krnoul08_interspeech,
  author={Zdeněk Krňoul and Miloš Železný},
  title={{A development of Czech talking head}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2326--2329},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-593}
}