December 14, 2003

Billy Bass has learned to read TIMIT!

Look here at section III, "Creating Your Own Sound Bites," and get the source here. The project uses TIMIT transcription format to "synchronize lip motion with sound"!

Somebody should manufacture these things for sale. It would make a good intro phonetics project -- if you had two of them, you could orchestrate a dialog -- but not everyone may feel comfortable hacking actual physical objects with soldering irons and dremel tools and things.

Posted by Mark Liberman at December 14, 2003 12:35 PM