Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Salero to the rescue!

Live blogging from Salero Open House 2007-06-13

11.36. I’m listening to Gunnar Holmberg from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Music technology group. He is showing a set of extremely impressive tools for automatic audio for media production. Possible to analyse music in a similar way as a human do – emotional annotations.

Machine understanding of music Detailed facial animation according to emotional parameters

And that’s not all! I just heard Marco Romeo present a character animation tool that could make detailed facial animation based on both personality and mood. And before that! Charlie Cullen from Dublin Institute of Technology present a tool for speech and Linguistics analysis that could give output in the form of natural language with different levels of positivity and activity.

Acoustic Speech Analysis

…and so I’m sitting here, realizing that im sitting in a room full of people doing those tools that would fit my own research… like perfectly.

Look at www.salero.eu

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