TalkingFace: Using facial feature detection and image transformations for visual speech

TitleTalkingFace: Using facial feature detection and image transformations for visual speech
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsArya, A., and B. Hamidzadeh
Journal2001 International Conference on Image Processing, VolIII, Proceedings
Pagination943–946
Abstract

Visual presentation of a talking person requires the generation of image frames showing the speaker in various views while pronouncing various phonemes. The existing approaches, mostly use either a complex 3D geometric model to reconstruct a desired image or a set of 2D images for each viewpoint, to select from We propose a new system which utilizes facial feature detection and image-based transformation to create any talking frame using only one given image from desired viewpoint and a set of reference images from one standard view The proposed approach, together with optical flow-based view morphing and a customizable concatenative Text-ToSpeech, makes a personalized visual speech generation system which can be used for moving/talking head applications where an optimal trade-of between computational complexity and image database requirements is necessary.

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