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Phoneme timings in Text to Speech service

We'd like to use the text to speech service to control an animatronic. The animatronic has a mouth and needs to manipulate its lips and jaws as it's speaking and Amazon had phoneme and viseme support which is what we were using. However, we're switching to Watson for our upcoming demo and could not find anything related to the "mouth position" that would correspond with the audio. We tried generating the mouth shape using acoustic models but it doesn't look good. We're looking to retrieve both the audio and phonetics while the robot is speaking to control the mouth directly. Is there any way to do that with IBM Watson's Text to Speech system? See image attached for the different mouth shapes used by companies like Disney.

Related links: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/polly/latest/dg/viseme.html

  • Guest
  • Mar 28 2019
  • Planned for future release
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Any user interface that was animated, especially digital humans/avatars
  • Guest commented
    16 Dec, 2019 10:54pm

    Animated systems like Soul Machines Avatar and FaceMe Digital Human also require phoneme timings before they can use Watson's Text to Speech so that the animation of the mouth lines up with the sound.

  • Guest commented
    13 Aug, 2019 01:46pm

    Any update on this? Our project would benefit from this as well. Currently Amazon is the only company offering this feature.


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