Search for dissertations about: "talking heads"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words talking heads.

  1. 1. Talking Heads - Models and Applications for Multimodal Speech Synthesis

    Author : Jonas Beskow; KTH; []
    Keywords : Talking heads; facial animation; speech synthesis; coarticulation; intelligibility; embodied conversational agents;

    Abstract : This thesis presents work in the area of computer-animatedtalking heads. A system for multimodal speech synthesis hasbeen developed, capable of generating audiovisual speechanimations from arbitrary text, using parametrically controlled3D models of the face and head. READ MORE

  2. 2. Developing Multimodal Spoken Dialogue Systems : Empirical Studies of Spoken Human–Computer Interaction

    Author : Joakim Gustafson; KTH; []
    Keywords : Spoken dialogue system; multimodal; speech; GUI; animated agents; embodied conversational characters; talking heads; empirical user studies; speech corpora; system evaluation; system development; Wizard of Oz simulations; system architecture; linguis; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This thesis presents work done during the last ten years on developing five multimodal spoken dialogue systems, and the empirical user studies that have been conducted with them. The dialogue systems have been multimodal, giving information both verbally with animated talking characters and graphically on maps and in text tables. READ MORE

  3. 3. Investigating Communicative Feedback Phenomena across Languages and Modalities

    Author : Loredana Sundberg Cerrato; David House; Marianne Gullberg; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with human communicative behaviour related to feedback, analysed across languages (Italian and Swedish), modalities (auditory versus visual) and different communicative situations (human-human versus human-machine dialogues). The aim of this study is to give more insight into how humans use communicative behaviour related to feedback and at the same time to suggest a method to collect valuable data that can be useful to control facial and head movements related to visual feedback in synthetic conversational agents. READ MORE

  4. 4. Managing Knowledge in Professional Service Organizations: Technical Consultants Serving the Construction Industry

    Author : Per-Olof Sverlinger; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; consultants; knowledge management; construction;

    Abstract : Professional service organizations refine, package and sell knowledge. The aim of the present investigation is to create an understanding of how technical consultancy firms serving the construction industry manage knowledge. READ MORE