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Developing A Virtual Interactive Presenter

Case Study: An virtual presenter for intelligent interfaces

Using speech recognition and speech synthesis, this project set out to create a talking virtual presenter that could revolutionise some electronic interfaces.

Aim:

To develop an intelligent interface based on a talking character communicating with the user through speech recognition and speech synthesis.

Client:

BBC, Sony, Advance Multimedia

Funding:

£752,000 from DTI/EPSRC

Project:

This project with 5 partners designed and implemented the virtual interactive presenter.

Results:

The Virtual Presenter addressed the user through a text-to-speech system making appropriate comments and suggestions to assist the user in the selection process