5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Determining Tongue Articulation: From Discrete Fleshpoints to Continuous Shadow

Pierre Badin, Enrico Baricchi, Anne Vilain

Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble, France

The present study demonstrates the possibility to reconstruct complete midsagittal tongue shapes from the coordinates of three fleshpoints on the tongue and from the position of the jaw. The method is based on the inversion of an articulatory model made on the subject from cineradiographic images, and lead to an average reconstruction error of 1.26mm.

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Bibliographic reference.  Badin, Pierre / Baricchi, Enrico / Vilain, Anne (1997): "Determining tongue articulation: from discrete fleshpoints to continuous shadow", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 47-50.