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Towards an articulatory tongue model using 3D EMA

Ingmar Steiner; Slim Ouni
In: Yves Laprie; Ingmar Steiner (Hrsg.). 9th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP). International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP-11), June 20-23, Montréal, Canada, Pages 147-154, Online, 6/2011.


Within the framework of an acoustic-visual (AV) speech synthesizer, we describe a preliminary tongue model that is both simple and flexible, and which is controlled by 3D electromagnetic articulography (EMA) data through an animation interface, providing realistic tongue movements for improved visual intelligibility. Data from a pilot study is discussed and deemed encouraging, and the integration of the tongue model into the AV synthesizer is outlined.

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