A talking head for speech tutoring

Priya Dey*, Steve Maddock, Rod Nicolson

*Corresponding author for this work

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This work applies a viseme-driven talking head in a pronunciation training system. The aim is to create a pronunciation assistant to complement traditional methods and to assist the work of a human language tutor. Visual speech can be valuable in speech tutoring applications because vision benefits human speech perception, for three reasons as suggested by Summerfield (Summerfield, 1987): It helps speaker localization, it contains speech segmental information that supplements the audio, and it provides complementary information about the place of articulation. This study aims to elucidate the benefits of visual speech in language learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - FAA 2010
Subtitle of host publicationACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2010
EventACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, FAA 2010 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Oct 201021 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, FAA 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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