May I talk to you? : -)" - Facial Animation from Text

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May I talk to you? : -)" - Facial Animation from Text
We introduce a facial animation system that produces real-time animation sequences including speech synchronization and non-verbal speech-related facial expressions from plain text input. A state-of-the-art text-to-speech synthesis component performs linguistic analysis of the text input and creates a speech signal from phonetic and intonation information. The phonetic transcription is additionally used to drive a speech synchronization method for the physically based facial animation. Further high-level information from the linguistic analysis such as different types of accents or pauses as well as the type of the sentence is used to generate non-verbal speech-related facial expressions such as movement of head, eyes, and eyebrows or voluntary eye blinks. Moreover, emoticons are translated into XML markup that triggers emotional facial expressions.
Irene Albrecht, Jörg Haber, Kolja Kähler
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where PG
Authors Irene Albrecht, Jörg Haber, Kolja Kähler, Marc Schröder, Hans-Peter Seidel
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