Visual gesture variability between talkers in continuous speech

Book chapter


Bear, Y. 2017. Visual gesture variability between talkers in continuous speech. in: Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference BMVA Press. pp. In Press
AuthorsBear, Y.
Abstract

Recent adoption of deep learning methods to the field of machine lipreading research
gives us two options to pursue to improve system performance. Either, we develop endto-
end systems holistically or, we experiment to further our understanding of the visual
speech signal. The latter option is more difficult but this knowledge would enable researchers
to both improve systems and apply the new knowledge to other domains such
as speech therapy.
One challenge in lipreading systems is the correct labeling of the classifiers. These
labels map an estimated function between visemes on the lips and the phonemes uttered.
Here we ask if such maps are speaker-dependent? Prior work investigated isolated
word recognition from speaker-dependent (SD) visemes, we extend this to continuous
speech. Benchmarked against SD results, and the isolated words performance, we test
with RMAV dataset speakers and observe that with continuous speech, the trajectory
between visemes has a greater negative effect on the speaker differentiation.

Book titleProceedings of British Machine Vision Conference
Page rangeIn Press
Year2017
PublisherBMVA Press
Publication dates
PrintSep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Aug 2017
AcceptedJul 2017
Event28th British Machine Vision Conference
ISBN1-901725-60-X
Web address (URL)http://www.bmva.org/bmvc/?id=bmvc
Additional information

© 2017 The author

Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/84qv0

  • 7
    total views
  • 6
    total downloads
  • 2
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Comparing phonemes and visemes with DNN-based lipreading
Thangthai, Kwanchiva, Bear, Y. and Harvey, Richard 2017. Comparing phonemes and visemes with DNN-based lipreading. in: Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference BMVA Press. pp. In Press
Visual speech recognition: aligning terminologies for better understanding
Bear, Y. and Taylor, Sarah L. 2017. Visual speech recognition: aligning terminologies for better understanding. in: Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference BMVA Press. pp. In Press
Phoneme-to-viseme mappings: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Bear, Y. and Harvey, Richard 2017. Phoneme-to-viseme mappings: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Speech Communication. 95, pp. 40-67.
Resolution limits on visual speech recognition
Bear, Y., Harvey, Richard, Theobald, Barry-John and Lan, Yuxuan 2014. Resolution limits on visual speech recognition. in: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) IEEE.
Some observations on computer lip-reading: moving from the dream to the reality
Bear, Y., Owen, Gari, Harvey, Richard and Theobald, Barry-John 2014. Some observations on computer lip-reading: moving from the dream to the reality. Proceedings of SPIE. 9253.
Which phoneme-to-viseme maps best improve visual-only computer lip-reading?
Bear, Y., Harvey, Richard W., Theobald, Barry-John and Lan, Yuxuan 2014. Which phoneme-to-viseme maps best improve visual-only computer lip-reading? in: Bebis, George, Boyle, Richard, Parvin, Bahram, Koracin, Darko, McMahan, Ryan, Jerald, Jason, Zhang, Hui, Drucker, Steven M., Kambhamettu, Chandra, Choubassi, Maha El, Deng, Zhigang and Carlson, Mark (ed.) Advances in Visual Computing: 10th International Symposium, ISVC 2014, Las Vegas, NV, USA, December 8-10, 2014, Proceedings, Part II Springer International Publishing.
Decoding visemes: Improving machine lip-reading
Bear, Y. and Harvey, Richard 2016. Decoding visemes: Improving machine lip-reading. in: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) IEEE.
Finding phonemes: improving machine lip-reading
Bear, Y., Harvey, Richard W. and Lan, Yuxuan 2015. Finding phonemes: improving machine lip-reading. FAAVSP - The 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing. Education Centre of the Jesuits, Vienna, Austria 11 - 13 Sep 2015 International Speech Communication Association. pp. 115-120
Speaker-independent machine lip-reading with speaker-dependent viseme classifiers
Bear, Y., Cox, Stephen J. and Harvey, Richard W. 2015. Speaker-independent machine lip-reading with speaker-dependent viseme classifiers. FAAVSP - The 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation, and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing. Education Centre of the Jesuits, Vienna, Austria 11 - 13 Sep 2015 International Speech Communication Association. pp. 190-195