Annual team meeting 8-9 June

Programme Keynote speaker : Laurent Amsaleg (IRISA/CNRS, team LinkMedia, “multidimensional indexing and search by similarity: large scale, speech, quality”. Speakers : Pamela Carreno, Antoine Perquin, Raheel Qader, Aghilas Sini, Cédric Fayet, Rémy Kessler, Ahmad Alaa Eddine, Stefania Pecòre. Demo : Claude Simon, Damien Lolive.

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PhD defense : Raheel Qader: Pronunciation and disfluency modeling for expressive speech synthesis, 31st March, 2017.

In this thesis, we address the problem of expressivity in Text-To-Speech (TTS) by incorporating two phenomena with a high impact on speech: pronunciation variants and speech disfluencies. In the first part of this thesis, we present a pronunciation variant generation method which works by adapting standard, i.e., dictionary-based, pronunciations to…

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PhD defense : Pamela Carreno Medrano : Analysis and Synthesis of Expressive Theatrical Movements, 25th November, 2016.

This thesis addresses the analysis and generation of expressive movements for virtual human characters. Based on previous results from three different research areas (perception of emotions and biological motion, automatic recognition of affect and computer character animation), a low-dimensional motion representation is proposed. This representations consists of the spatio-temporal trajectories…

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