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A media conversion from speech to facial image for intelligent man-machine interface

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2 Author(s)
Morishima, S. ; Fac. of Eng., Seikei Univ., Tokyo, Japan ; Harashima, H.

An automatic field motion image synthesis scheme (driven by speech) and a real-time image synthesis design are presented. The purpose of this research is to realize an intelligent human-machine interface or intelligent communication system with talking head images. A human face is reconstructed on the display of a terminal using a 3-D surface model and texture mapping technique. Facial motion images are synthesized naturally by transformation of the lattice points on 3-D wire frames. Two driving motion methods, a text-to-image conversion scheme and a voice-to-image conversion scheme, are proposed. In the first method, the synthesized head image can appear to speak some given words and phrases naturally. In the second case, some mouth and jaw motions can be synthesized in synchronization with voice signals from a speaker. Facial expressions other than mouth shape and jaw position can be added at any moment, so it is easy to make the facial model appear angry, to smile, to appear sad, etc., by special modification rules. These schemes were implemented on a parallel image computer system. A real-time image synthesizer was able to generate facial motion images on the display at a TV image video rate

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 4 )