Which phoneme-to-viseme maps best improve visual-only computer lip-reading?

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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.
AuthorsBear, Y., Harvey, Richard W., Theobald, Barry-John and Lan, Yuxuan
EditorsBebis, 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
Abstract

A critical assumption of all current visual speech recognition systems is that there are visual speech units called visemes which can be mapped to units of acoustic speech, the phonemes. Despite there being a number of published maps it is infrequent to see the effectiveness of these tested, particularly on visual-only lip-reading (many works use audio-visual speech). Here we examine 120 mappings and consider if any are stable across talkers. We show a method for devising maps based on phoneme confusions from an automated lip-reading system, and we present new mappings that show improvements for individual talkers.

Book titleAdvances in Visual Computing: 10th International Symposium, ISVC 2014, Las Vegas, NV, USA, December 8-10, 2014, Proceedings, Part II
Year2014
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication dates
PrintDec 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Feb 2017
Event10th International Symposium, ISVC 2014
ISBN978-3-319-14363-7
978-3-319-14364-4
ISSN0302-9743
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14364-4_22
Web address (URL)http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14364-4_22
Additional information

Bear, H.L., Harvey, R.W., Theobald, B.J. and Lan, Y., 2014, December. Which phoneme-to-viseme maps best improve visual-only computer lip-reading?. In International Symposium on Visual Computing (pp. 230-239). Springer International Publishing.

JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Journal citation8888, pp. 230-239
Accepted author manuscript
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