ITRW on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 28-30, 2006

Evaluation of a Virtual Speech Cuer

Guillaume Gibert, Gérard Bailly, Frédéric Elisei

Institut de la Communication Parlée, INPG/Univ. Stendhal, Grenoble, France

This paper presents the virtual speech cuer built in the context of the ARTUS project aiming at watermarking hand and face gestures of a virtual animated agent in a broadcasted audiovisual sequence. For deaf televiewers that master cued speech, the animated agent can be then incrusted - on demand and at the reception - in the original broadcast as an alternative to subtitling. The paper presents the multimodal textto- speech synthesis system and the first evaluation performed by deaf users.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gibert, Guillaume / Bailly, Gérard / Elisei, Frédéric (2006): "Evaluation of a virtual speech cuer", In ExLing-2006, 141-144.