Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP'98)

December 4-6, 1998
Terrigal - Sydney, Australia

Statistical Definition Of Visual Information For Italian Vowels and Consonants

Emanuela Magno Caldognetto, Claudio Zmarich, Piero Cosi

CNR-Istituto di Fonetica e Dialettologia, Padova, (Italy)

The aim of this research is to identify visual cues for Italian vocalic and consonantal visemes on a articulatory basis and to verify the results of visual intelligibility tests. These data will be useful when per-forming cross-linguistic comparisons, in defining some relevant visual parameters and variation ranges which could be used in the development of bimodal automatic speech synthesis and recognition systems.

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Bibliographic reference.  Caldognetto, Emanuela Magno / Zmarich, Claudio / Cosi, Piero (1998): "Statistical definition of visual information for Italian vowels and consonants", In AVSP-1998, 135-140.