Czech Artificial Computerized Talking Head George

  • Josef Chaloupka
  • Zdenek Chaloupka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5641)


This contribution is about a computer-implemented Czech speaking talking head called “George”. This talking head is based on a fully parametric photo-realistic 3D model of human head. The creation and development of this talking head is described here in detail. The talking head George produces realistic animation of face, lips and jaw movements synchronized with either synthetic speech from Czech text to speech synthesis system. The potential applications with this artificial talking head are described in the last part of this paper.


Audio-visual speech synthesis Czech talking head 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Chaloupka
    • 1
  • Zdenek Chaloupka
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Information TechnologyTechnical University of LiberecLiberecCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Photonics and ElectronicsCzech Academy of SciencesCzech Republic

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