Search Results for author: Thierry Dutoit

Found 33 papers, 6 papers with code

Emotion Estimation from EEG -- A Dual Deep Learning Approach Combined with Saliency

1 code implementation11 Jan 2022 Victor Delvigne, Antoine Facchini, Hazem Wannous, Thierry Dutoit, Laurence Ris, Jean-Philippe Vandeborre

To present a global approach, the model has been evaluated on four publicly available datasets and achieves similar results to the state-of-theart approaches and outperforming results for two of the proposed datasets with a lower standard deviation that reflects higher stability.

EEG

Where Is My Mind (looking at)? Predicting Visual Attention from Brain Activity

no code implementations11 Jan 2022 Victor Delvigne, Noé Tits, Luca La Fisca, Nathan Hubens, Antoine Maiorca, Hazem Wannous, Thierry Dutoit, Jean-Philippe Vandeborre

The codes and dataset considered in this paper have been made available at \url{https://figshare. com/s/3e353bd1c621962888ad} to promote research in the field.

EEG

Analysis and Assessment of Controllability of an Expressive Deep Learning-based TTS system

1 code implementation6 Mar 2021 Noé Tits, Kevin El Haddad, Thierry Dutoit

In this paper, we study the controllability of an Expressive TTS system trained on a dataset for a continuous control.

Continuous Control

ICE-Talk: an Interface for a Controllable Expressive Talking Machine

1 code implementation25 Aug 2020 Noé Tits, Kevin El Haddad, Thierry Dutoit

ICE-Talk is an open source web-based GUI that allows the use of a TTS system with controllable parameters via a text field and a clickable 2D plot.

Laughter Synthesis: Combining Seq2seq modeling with Transfer Learning

no code implementations20 Aug 2020 Noé Tits, Kevin El Haddad, Thierry Dutoit

Despite the growing interest for expressive speech synthesis, synthesis of nonverbal expressions is an under-explored area.

Expressive Speech Synthesis Transfer Learning

Analysis and Synthesis of Hypo and Hyperarticulated Speech

no code implementations7 Jun 2020 Benjamin Picart, Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

This paper focuses on the analysis and synthesis of hypo and hyperarticulated speech in the framework of HMM-based speech synthesis.

Speech Quality Speech Synthesis

Oscillating Statistical Moments for Speech Polarity Detection

no code implementations16 May 2020 Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

An inversion of the speech polarity may have a dramatic detrimental effect on the performance of various techniques of speech processing.

Glottal Source Estimation using an Automatic Chirp Decomposition

no code implementations16 May 2020 Thomas Drugman, Baris Bozkurt, Thierry Dutoit

In a previous work, we showed that the glottal source can be estimated from speech signals by computing the Zeros of the Z-Transform (ZZT).

Chirp Complex Cepstrum-based Decomposition for Asynchronous Glottal Analysis

no code implementations10 May 2020 Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

It was recently shown that complex cepstrum can be effectively used for glottal flow estimation by separating the causal and anticausal components of speech.

Excitation-based Voice Quality Analysis and Modification

no code implementations2 Jan 2020 Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit, Baris Bozkurt

This paper investigates the differences occuring in the excitation for different voice qualities.

Speech Synthesis

Phase-based Information for Voice Pathology Detection

no code implementations2 Jan 2020 Thomas Drugman, Thomas Dubuisson, Thierry Dutoit

In most current approaches of speech processing, information is extracted from the magnitude spectrum.

A Comparative Evaluation of Pitch Modification Techniques

no code implementations2 Jan 2020 Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

This paper addresses the problem of pitch modification, as an important module for an efficient voice transformation system.

Eigenresiduals for improved Parametric Speech Synthesis

no code implementations2 Jan 2020 Thomas Drugman, Geoffrey Wilfart, Thierry Dutoit

Statistical parametric speech synthesizers have recently shown their ability to produce natural-sounding and flexible voices.

Speech Synthesis

On the Mutual Information between Source and Filter Contributions for Voice Pathology Detection

no code implementations2 Jan 2020 Thomas Drugman, Thomas Dubuisson, Thierry Dutoit

This paper addresses the problem of automatic detection of voice pathologies directly from the speech signal.

Causal-Anticausal Decomposition of Speech using Complex Cepstrum for Glottal Source Estimation

no code implementations30 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Baris Bozkurt, Thierry Dutoit

Via a systematic study of the windowing effects on the deconvolution quality, we show that the complex cepstrum causal-anticausal decomposition can be effectively used for glottal flow estimation when specific windowing criteria are met.

Using a Pitch-Synchronous Residual Codebook for Hybrid HMM/Frame Selection Speech Synthesis

no code implementations30 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Alexis Moinet, Thierry Dutoit, Geoffrey Wilfart

The source signal is obtained by concatenating excitation frames picked up from the codebook, based on a selection criterion and taking target residual coefficients as input.

Speech Synthesis

Complex Cepstrum-based Decomposition of Speech for Glottal Source Estimation

no code implementations29 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Baris Bozkurt, Thierry Dutoit

Homomorphic analysis is a well-known method for the separation of non-linearly combined signals.

A Deterministic plus Stochastic Model of the Residual Signal for Improved Parametric Speech Synthesis

no code implementations29 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Geoffrey Wilfart, Thierry Dutoit

For this, we hereby propose an adaptation of the Deterministic plus Stochastic Model (DSM) for the residual.

Speech Synthesis

Glottal Closure and Opening Instant Detection from Speech Signals

no code implementations28 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Thierry Dutoit

This paper proposes a new procedure to detect Glottal Closure and Opening Instants (GCIs and GOIs) directly from speech waveforms.

A Comparative Study of Glottal Source Estimation Techniques

no code implementations28 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Baris Bozkurt, Thierry Dutoit

Techniques based on the mixed-phase decomposition and on a closed-phase inverse filtering process turn out to give the best results on both clean synthetic and real speech signals.

Detection of Glottal Closure Instants from Speech Signals: a Quantitative Review

no code implementations28 Dec 2019 Thomas Drugman, Mark Thomas, Jon Gudnason, Patrick Naylor, Thierry Dutoit

The five techniques compared are the Hilbert Envelope-based detection (HE), the Zero Frequency Resonator-based method (ZFR), the Dynamic Programming Phase Slope Algorithm (DYPSA), the Speech Event Detection using the Residual Excitation And a Mean-based Signal (SEDREAMS) and the Yet Another GCI Algorithm (YAGA).

Event Detection

The Theory behind Controllable Expressive Speech Synthesis: a Cross-disciplinary Approach

no code implementations14 Oct 2019 Noé Tits, Kevin El Haddad, Thierry Dutoit

Finally, we focus on the last one, with the last techniques modeling Text-to-Speech synthesis as a sequence-to-sequence problem.

Expressive Speech Synthesis Text-To-Speech Synthesis

AVAB-DBS: an Audio-Visual Affect Bursts Database for Synthesis

no code implementations LREC 2016 Kevin El Haddad, H{\"u}seyin {\c{C}}akmak, St{\'e}phane Dupont, Thierry Dutoit

It has been shown that adding expressivity and emotional expressions to an agent{'}s communication systems would improve the interaction quality between this agent and a human user.

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