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Title:
ESTIMATION DEVICE, ESTIMATION METHOD AND PROGRAM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/156079
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention estimates a participant who will begin speaking next and/or the timing thereof, in communication carried out among a plurality of participants. An estimation device includes: a head motion information generation unit that obtains head motion information representing a head motion of a communication participant during a time period corresponding to the end time of an utterance period, and synchronization information of the head motions among the participants; and an estimation unit that estimates, on the basis of the head motion information and the synchronization information of the head motions among the participants, the speaker for the next utterance period after a given utterance period and/or the start timing of the next utterance after the given utterance period.

Inventors:
ISHII, Ryo (9-11 Midori-cho 3-chome, Musashino-sh, Tokyo 85, 〒1808585, JP)
HIGASHINAKA, Ryuichiro (9-11 Midori-cho 3-chome, Musashino-sh, Tokyo 85, 〒1808585, JP)
TOMITA, Junji (9-11 Midori-cho 3-chome, Musashino-sh, Tokyo 85, 〒1808585, JP)
KUMANO, Shiro (9-11 Midori-cho 3-chome, Musashino-sh, Tokyo 85, 〒1808585, JP)
OTSUKA, Kazuhiro (9-11 Midori-cho 3-chome, Musashino-sh, Tokyo 85, 〒1808585, JP)
Application Number:
JP2019/004084
Publication Date:
August 15, 2019
Filing Date:
February 05, 2019
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Assignee:
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (5-1 Otemachi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 16, 〒1008116, JP)
International Classes:
G06T7/20; G10L25/51
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO (3-17, Shinjuku 4-chome Shinjuku-k, Tokyo 22, 〒1600022, JP)
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