List of Publications

Journal Articles
2017
[5]Michael Pucher, Bettina Zillinger, Markus Toman, Dietmar Schabus, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Erich Schmid, Thomas Woltron, "Influence of speaker familiarity on blind and visually impaired children's and young adults' perception of synthetic voices", In Computer Speech & Language, vol. 46, pp. 179-195, 2017.
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2015
[4]Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Junichi Yamagishi, "Intelligibility of time-compressed synthetic speech: Compression method and speaking style", In Speech Communication, vol. 74, pp. 52 - 64, 2015.
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[3]Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Sylvia Moosmüller, Dietmar Schabus, "Unsupervised and phonologically controlled interpolation of Austrian German language varieties for speech synthesis", In Speech Communication, vol. 72, pp. 176 - 193, 2015.
Speech samples
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2014
[2]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, Gregor Hofer, "Joint Audiovisual Hidden Semi-Markov Model-based Speech Synthesis", In IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 336-347, 2014.
Website showing example stimuli from evaluation
Short video showing example stimuli from evaluation (6 MB)
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2010
[1]Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Junichi Yamagishi, Friedrich Neubarth, Volker Strom, "Modeling and interpolation of Austrian German and Viennese dialect in HMM-based speech synthesis", In Speech Communication, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 164-179, 2010.
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Theses
2014
[2]Dietmar Schabus, "Audiovisual Speech Synthesis Based on Hidden Markov Models", PhD thesis, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, 2014.
Read more about my PhD thesis
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2009
[1]Dietmar Schabus, "Interpolation of Austrian German and Viennese Dialect/Sociolect in HMM-based Speech Synthesis", Master's thesis, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 2009.
Read more about my master's thesis
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Conference and Workshop Papers
2017
[32]Dietmar Schabus, Marcin Skowron, Martin Trapp, "One Million Posts: A Data Set of German Online Discussions", In Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), Tokyo, Japan, pp. 1241-1244, 2017.
Corpus website
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2016
[31]Michael Pucher, Michaela Rausch-Supola, Sylvia Moosmüller, Markus Toman, Dietmar Schabus, Friedrich Neubarth, "Open data for speech synthesis of Austrian German language varieties", In 12. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum, Munich, Germany, 2016.
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[30]Dietmar Schabus, Brigitte Krenn, Friedrich Neubarth, "Data-Driven Identification of Dialogue Acts in Chat Messages", In Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS), Bochum, Germany, pp. 236-241, 2016.
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2015
[29]Dietmar Schabus, Günther Genser, Alexander Paier, Jürgen Rudolf, Michael Wengermayer, "Stakeholder Thoughts on Future Urban ITS Applications", In ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, 2015.
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[28]Michael Pucher, Markus Toman, Dietmar Schabus, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Bettina Zillinger, Erich Schmid, "Influence of Speaker Familiarity on Blind and Visually Impaired Children's Perception of Synthetic Voices in Audio Games", In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), pp. 1625-1629, 2015.
Source code on GitHub
Demo video labyrinth game (4.0 MB)
Demo video memory game (4.2 MB)
Audio games in "Sendung mit der Maus"
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[27]Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, "Visio-Articulatory to Acoustic Conversion of Speech", In Proceedings of the 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation, and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (FAAVSP), Vienna, Austria, 2015.
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[26]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, "Comparison of Dialect Models and Phone Mappings in HSMM-Based Visual Dialect Speech Synthesis", In Proceedings of the 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation, and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (FAAVSP), Vienna, Austria, pp. 84-87, 2015.
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2014
[25]Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Junichi Yamagishi, "Intelligibility Analysis of Fast Synthesized Speech", In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Singapore, pp. 2922-2926, 2014.
Speech samples
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[24]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, Phil Hoole, "The MMASCS multi-modal annotated synchronous corpus of audio, video, facial motion and tongue motion data of normal, fast and slow speech", In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 3411-3416, 2014.
Example video (1.7 MB)
Get the data corpus for research purposes
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2013
[23]Peter Fröhlich, Matthias Baldauf, Stefan Suette, Dietmar Schabus, Marko Jandrisits, Alexander Paier, "Live traffic camera content in the connected car: Experiences from motorway experiments", In Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE), Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 396-403, 2013.
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[22]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, Gregor Hofer, "Objective and Subjective Feature Evaluation for Speaker-Adaptive Visual Speech Synthesis", In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP), Annecy, France, pp. 37-42, 2013.
Example video (3 MB)
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[21]Jakob Hollenstein, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, "Visual Control of Hidden-Semi-Markov-Model based Acoustic Speech Synthesis", In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP), Annecy, France, pp. 31-36, 2013.
Demonstration videos
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[20]Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, "Multi-variety adaptive acoustic modeling in HSMM-based speech synthesis", In Proceedings of the 8th ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 83-87, 2013.
Synthesis examples
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[19]Markus Toman, Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, "Cross-variety speaker transformation in HSMM-based speech synthesis", In Proceedings of the 8th ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis (SSW), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 77-81, 2013.
Synthesis examples
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2012
[18]Peter Fröhlich, Matthias Baldauf, Stefan Suette, Dietmar Schabus, Ulrich Lehner, Marko Jandrisits, Alexander Paier, "``Get off your car!'': studying the user requirements of in-vehicle intermodal routing services", In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI), Portsmouth, NH, USA, pp. 123-130, 2012.
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[17]Matthias Baldauf, Dietmar Schabus, Peter Fröhlich, Michael Kieslinger, Marko Jandrisits, Alexander Paier, "Prototyping Novel Automotive UIs with the ROADSAFE Toolkit", In ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-8, 2012.
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[16]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, Gregor Hofer, "Speaker-adaptive visual speech synthesis in the HMM-framework", In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Portland, OR, USA, pp. 979-982, 2012.
Demonstration videos
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[15]Michael Pucher, Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo, Dietmar Schabus, Sylvia Moosmüller, Gregor Hofer, "Language resources for the adaptive speech synthesis of dialects", In Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics (SIDG), Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-2, 2012.
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[14]Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Gregor Hofer, "From Viennese to Austrian German and back again -- An algorithm for the realization of a variety-slider", In Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics (SIDG), Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-2, 2012.
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[13]Peter Fröhlich, Matthias Baldauf, Stefan Suette, Dietmar Schabus, Matthias Fuchs, "Investigating in-car safety services on the motorway: the role of screen size", In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Extended Abstracts, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 1787-1792, 2012.
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[12]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, Gregor Hofer, "Building a synchronous corpus of acoustic and 3D facial marker data for adaptive audio-visual speech synthesis", In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 3313-3316, 2012.
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[11]Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Gregor Hofer, Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo, Sylvia Moosmüller, "Regionalizing Virtual Avatars -- Towards Adaptive Audio-Visual Dialect Speech Synthesis", In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys), Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-1, 2012.
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2011
[10]Matthias Baldauf, Dietmar Schabus, Matthias Fuchs, Peter Fröhlich, Stefan Suette, "The ROADSAFE Toolkit: Rapid Prototyping for Road-Testing Novel Automotive User Interfaces", In Adjunct Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI), Salzburg, Austria, pp. 55-56, 2011.
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[9]Peter Fröhlich, Matthias Baldauf, Marion Hagen, Stefan Suette, Dietmar Schabus, Andrew L. Kun, "Investigating Safety Services on the Motorway: the Role of Realistic Visualization", In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI), Salzburg, Austria, pp. 143-150, 2011.
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[8]Dietmar Schabus, Michael Pucher, Gregor Hofer, "Simultaneous speech and animation synthesis", In ACM SIGGRAPH Posters, 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 8:1-8:1, 2011.
Demonstration video (32 MB)
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[7]Michael Pucher, Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo, Dietmar Schabus, "Phone set selection for HMM-based dialect speech synthesis", In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Algorithms and Resources for Modelling of Dialects and Language Varieties (DIALECTS), Edinburgh, UK, pp. 65-69, 2011.
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[6]Dietmar Schabus, Thomas Zemen, Michael Pucher, "Distributed Field Estimation Algorithms in Vehicular Sensor Networks", In Proceedings of the 73rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Budapest, Hungary, pp. 1-5, 2011.
Demonstration videos
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2010
[5]Dietmar Schabus, Matthias Baldauf, Peter Fröhlich, "Prototyping for Road-based User Testing of Safety-related Traffic Telematics Services", In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp. 25-25, 2010.
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[4]Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Junichi Yamagishi, "Synthesis of fast speech with interpolation of adapted HSMMs and its evaluation by blind and sighted listeners", In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Makuhari, Japan, pp. 2186-2189, 2010.
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[3]Michael Pucher, Dietmar Schabus, Peter Schallauer, Yuriy Lypetskyy, Franz Graf, Harald Rainer, Michael Stadtschnitzer, Sabine Sternig, Josef Birchbauer, Wolfgang Schneider, Bernhard Schalko, "Multimodal highway monitoring for robust incident detection", In Proceedings of the 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Madeira, Portugal, pp. 837-842, 2010.
Try to spot me in this photograph
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[2]Michael Pucher, Friedrich Neubarth, Dietmar Schabus, "Design and development of spoken dialog systems incorporating speech synthesis of Viennese varieties", In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Computers helping people with special needs (ICCHP), Vienna, Austria, pp. 361-366, 2010.
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[1]Michael Pucher, Friedrich Neubarth, Volker Strom, Sylvia Moosmüller, Gregor Hofer, Christian Kranzler, Gudrun Schuchmann, Dietmar Schabus, "Resources for Speech Synthesis of Viennese Varieties", In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Valletta, Malta, pp. 105-108, 2010.
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