8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


LUCIA a New Italian Talking-Head Based on a Modified Cohen-Massaro's Labial Coarticulation Model

Piero Cosi, Andrea Fusaro, Graziano Tisato


LUCIA, a new Italian talking head based on a modified version of the Cohen-Massaro's labial coarticulation model is described. A semi-automatic minimization technique, working on real cinematic data, acquired by the ELITE optoelectronic system, was used to train the dynamic characteristics of the model. LUCIA is an MPEG-4 standard facial animation system working on standard FAP visual parameters and speaking with the Italian version of FESTIVAL TTS.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cosi, Piero / Fusaro, Andrea / Tisato, Graziano (2003): "LUCIA a new italian talking-head based on a modified cohen-massaro's labial coarticulation model", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2269-2272.