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Locating the mouth region in images of human faces
Author(s): H. J. Grech-Cini; Gerard T. McKee
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Paper Abstract

Being able to see the face of a speaker can improve speech recognition performance by as much as a shift from 20% to 80% intelligibility under certain circumstances. Lip movements provide a major source of visual cues in speech recognition. In our research we are concerned with locating, tracking, characterizing, and exploiting the lip movements for this purpose. In this paper we focus on the first of these problems. Using a technique based on n-Tuples we locate the `eye-nose-region' (ENR) of the face in images and infer the location of the mouth via a `face model.' We describe this method in detail and present initial test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2059, Sensor Fusion VI, (20 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150249
Show Author Affiliations
H. J. Grech-Cini, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
Gerard T. McKee, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2059:
Sensor Fusion VI
Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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