AVSP 2003 - International Conference on Audio-Visual Speech Processing

September 4-7, 2003
St. Jorioz, France

Measurements of Articulatory Variation and Communicative Signals in Expressive Speech

Magnus Nordstrand, Gunilla Svanfeldt, Björn Granström, David House

Centre for Speech Technology, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

This paper describes a method for acquiring data for facial movement analysis and implementation in an animated talking head. We will also show preliminary data on how a number of articulatory and facial parameters for some Swedish vowels vary under the influence of expressiveness in speech and gestures. Primarily we have been concerned in expressive gestures and emotions conveying information that is intended to make the animated agent more "human-like" as described in the objectives of the PF-Star project.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nordstrand, Magnus / Svanfeldt, Gunilla / Granström, Björn / House, David (2003): "Measurements of articulatory variation and communicative signals in expressive speech", In AVSP 2003, 233-238.