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Visual text reader for virtual image communication on networks

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2 Author(s)
Yamada, A. ; Inf. Technol. Res. Labs., NEC Corp., Kawasaki, Japan ; Ohta, M.

This paper presents a media conversion system from text to video, which can be used as a virtual image communication tool over narrow-band networks. The proposed system analyzes a plain text, such as e-mail, and generates a video sequence for a human's bust shot which includes actions and facial expressions related to the contents. The voice sounds are also generated using text-to-speech system. Both video and voice are synchronized, so that video-phone like communication is available without any additional information out of the original text

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Multimedia Signal Processing, 1997., IEEE First Workshop on

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23-25 Jun 1997