ESSV Konferenz Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung

Title: Progress in animation of an EMA-controlled tongue model for acoustic-visual speech synthesis

Authors: Ingmar Steiner, Slim Ouni


We present a technique for the animation of a 3D kinematic tongue model, one component of the talking head of an acoustic-visual (AV) speech synthesizer. The skeletal animation approach is adapted to make use of a deformable rig controlled by tongue motion capture data obtained with electromagnetic articulography (EMA), while the tongue surface is extracted from volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. Initial results are shown and future work outlined.

Year: 2011
In session: Poster zu verschiedenen Themenbereichen
Pages: 245 to 252