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Lip detection for audio-visual speech recognition in-car environment

Navarathna, Rajitha, Lucey, Patrick J., Dean, David B., Fookes, Clinton B., & Sridharan, Sridha (2010) Lip detection for audio-visual speech recognition in-car environment. In Boashash, Boualem, Hamila, Ridha, Salleh, Sheikh Hussain Shaikh, & Bakar, syed Abd Rahman Abu (Eds.) Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications, IEEE, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 598-601.

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Abstract

Acoustically, car cabins are extremely noisy and as a consequence audio-only, in-car voice recognition systems perform poorly. As the visual modality is immune to acoustic noise, using the visual lip information from the driver is seen as a viable strategy in circumventing this problem by using audio visual automatic speech recognition (AVASR). However, implementing AVASR requires a system being able to accurately locate and track the drivers face and lip area in real-time. In this paper we present such an approach using the Viola-Jones algorithm. Using the AVICAR [1] in-car database, we show that the Viola- Jones approach is a suitable method of locating and tracking the driver’s lips despite the visual variability of illumination and head pose for audio-visual speech recognition system.

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ID Code: 32879
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: AVASR, AVICAR Database, Viola-Jones Algorithm
DOI: 10.1109/ISSPA.2010.5605429
ISBN: 9781424471652
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE.
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Deposited On: 24 Jun 2010 15:18
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:28

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