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2016 (Vol. 13, Issue: 8)
Research Article

Real Time Talking System for Virtual Human based on ProPhone

Itimad Raheem Ali, Ghazali Sulong and Hoshang Kolivand
MaGIC-X (Media and Games Innovation Centre of Excellence), UTM-IRDA Digital Media Centre Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
 

DOI: 10.19026/rjaset.13.3046
Submitted Accepted Published
May ‎25, ‎2015 July ‎26, ‎2015 October 15, 2016

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Itimad Raheem Ali, Ghazali Sulong and Hoshang Kolivand, 2016. Real Time Talking System for Virtual Human based on ProPhone.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 13(8): 611-616.

DOI: 10.19026/rjaset.13.3046

URL: http://www.maxwellsci.com/jp/mspabstract.php?jid=RJASET&doi=rjaset.13.3046

Abstract:



Lip-syncing is a process of speech assimilation with the lip motions of a virtual character. A virtual talking character is a challenging task because it should provide control on all articulatory movements and must be synchronized with the speech signal. This study presents a virtual talking character system aimed to speeding and easing the visual talking process as compared to the previous techniques using the blend shapes approach. This system constructs the lip-syncing using a set of visemes for reduced phonemes set by a new method named Prophone. This Prophone depend on the probability of appearing the phoneme in the sentence of English Language. The contribution of this study is to develop real-time automatic talking system for English language based on the concatenation of the visemes, followed by presenting the results that was evaluated by the phoneme to viseme table using the Prophone.

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