15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Making of a Japanese Viseme Video Database by Multiple High-Speed Video Observations

Makoto J. Hirayama

Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

A video database was made for extracting Japanese visemes and modeling speech articulators' motions during speech utterances. By using two high-speed video cameras, frontal and lateral views around lips were recorded at up to 300 frames per second. Recorded utterances are short Japanese sentences about 5 seconds duration each at a normal speed. A sentence set used is a phonetically balanced set which includes all Japanese syllables and typical trigram patterns of Japanese phonemes. Experimental configurations and measurement issues are discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hirayama, Makoto J. (2003): "Making of a Japanese viseme video database by multiple high-speed video observations", In ICPhS-15, 3157-3160.