Automatic Content Generation for Video Self ModelingIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Document TypeConference Paper
AbstractVideo self modeling (VSM) is a behavioral intervention technique in which a learner models a target behavior by watching a video of him or herself. Its effectiveness in rehabilitation and education has been repeatedly demonstrated but technical challenges remain in creating video contents that depict previously unseen behaviors. In this paper, we propose a novel system that re-renders new talking-head sequences suitable to be used for VSM treatment of patients with voice disorder. After the raw footage is captured, a new speech track is either synthesized using text-to-speech or selected based on voice similarity from a database of clean speeches. Voice conversion is then applied to match the new speech to the original voice. Time markers extracted from the original and new speech track are used to re-sample the video track for lip synchronization. We use an adaptive re-sampling strategy to minimize motion jitter, and apply bilinear and optical-flow based interpolation to ensure the image quality. Both objective measurements and subjective evaluations demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed techniques.
CopyrightCopyright © 2011, IEEE
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
Sponsoring AgencyNational Science Foundation
Citation InformationJu Shen, Anusha Raghunathan, Sen-ching S. Cheung and Ravi R. Patel. "Automatic Content Generation for Video Self Modeling" IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ju_shen/9/