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The 3-D Artificial Talking Head-Chatter (2003/4)


In the Laboratory of computer speech processing in the Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic the fully parametric 3-D model of computerized talking head for Czech language has been developed. We call this model “Chatter”. At present we are optimizing parameters of the model for all Czech phonemes (2003). We are planning to use Czech diphones or even triphones collection for the improvement of accuracy of our model in the future. We want to prepare a new test of comprehensibility in the future as well. We want to find how much comprehensible is this model of Czech talking head for Czech people in this test. This model of talking head will be used in our own next multimodal projects in which audio-visual speech synthesis, speech processing, speech recognition and dialogue system will be used. Such systems are various communication-informative systems. Our first successful step was the project Švejk.


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Více: CHALOUPKA, J.: The Czech Computerized Talking Head "Chatter". In Proc. of 7th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. USA, July 2003. Volume IV. pp. 320-323. ISBN 980-6560-01-9