Devin, Vincent (2002) An interactive talking head. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.
We demonstrate a novel method for producing a synthetic talking head. The method is based on earlier work in which the behaviour of a synthetic individual is generated by reference to a probabilistic model of interactive beha viour within the visual domain - such models are learnt automatically from typical interactions. We extend this work in to a combined visual and auditory domain and employ a state-of-the-art facial appearance model. The result is a real-time synthetic talking head that responds appropriately and with correct timing to simple forms of greeting with variations in facial expression and intonation.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Additional Information:||Supplied directly by the School of Computing,University of Leeds.|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Dr L G Proll|
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2011 10:00|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2014 11:23|