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SYNFACE - a talking face telephone
KTH, Superseded Departments, Speech, Music and Hearing.
KTH, Superseded Departments, Speech, Music and Hearing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3323-5311
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of EUROSPEECH 2003, 2003, 1297-1300 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The SYNFACE project has as its primary goal to facilitate for hearing-impaired people to use an ordinary telephone. This will be achieved by using a talking face connected to the telephone. The incoming speech signal will govern the speech movements of the talking face, hence the talking face will provide lip-reading support for the user.The project will define the visual speech information that supports lip-reading, and develop techniques to derive this information from the acoustic speech signal in near real time for three different languages: Dutch, English and Swedish. This requires the development of automatic speech recognition methods that detect information in the acoustic signal that correlates with the speech movements. This information will govern the speech movements in a synthetic face and synchronise them with the acoustic speech signal. A prototype system is being constructed. The prototype contains results achieved so far in SYNFACE. This system will be tested and evaluated for the three languages by hearing-impaired users. SYNFACE is an IST project (IST-2001-33327) with partners from the Netherlands, UK and Sweden. SYNFACE builds on experiences gained in the Swedish Teleface project.

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2003. 1297-1300 p.
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53573OAI: diva2:470367
European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech), 2003 - GENEVA
QC 20120109Available from: 2011-12-28 Created: 2011-12-28 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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