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Picart Benjamin


Main Research Fields
Electrical & electronics engineering
Library & information sciences
Computer science
Mathematics
Main Keywords
Expressive Speech; Speaking Style Adaptation; Speech Synthesis; Voice Quality; HTS;
Main Unit & Research Centers
CRTI - Centre de Recherche en Technologie de l'Information
Main Co-authors
Drugman, Thomas 
DUTOIT, Thierry 
Denby, Bruce
Kitsikidis, Alexandros
Tsalakanidou, Filareti

Publications (total 28)

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Picart, B., Brognaux, S., & Dupont, S. (2015). Analysis and Automatic Recognition of Human Beatbox Sounds: a Comparative Study. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12907/41724
The most cited
36 citations (Scopus®)
Urbain, J., Bevacqua, E., Dutoit, T., Moinet, A., Niewiadomski, R., Pelachaud, C., Picart, B., Tilmanne, J., & Wagner, J. (2010). The AVLaughterCycle database. Paper presented at Seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Valletta, Malta. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12907/41342

Picart, B., Gosselin, B., Hupez, M., De Grève, Z., & Vallée, F. (2016). Application of Signal Processing Techniques for the Generation of Wind Profiles Dedicated to Electrical System Planning Tools. Paper presented at 51st International Universities' Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2016, Coimbra, Portugal.

Grammalidis, N., Dimitropoulos, K., Tsalakanidou, F., Kitsikidis, A., Roussel, P., Denby, B., Chawah, P., Buchman, L., Dupont, S., Laraba, S., Picart, B., Tits, M., Tilmanne, J., Hadjidimitriou, S., Hadjileontiadis, L., Charisis, V., Volioti, C., Stergiaki, A., Manitsaris, A., & Manitsaris, S. (2016). The i-Treasures Intangible Cultural Heritage dataset. Paper presented at IEEE Workshop on Movement and Computing, Thessaloniki, Greece.

De Grève, Z., Exizidis, L., Hupez, M., Klonari, V., Picart, B., Toubeau, J.-F., & Vallée, F. (19 November 2015). Smart Grids: The Big Data Challenge. Paper presented at Chaire ORES « Smart Grids - Smart Metering », Journée d'études « Evolution vers les réseaux intelligents: opportunités, synergies et défis », Mons, Belgium.

Picart, B., Brognaux, S., & Dupont, S. (2015). Analysis and Automatic Recognition of Human Beatbox Sounds: a Comparative Study. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings.
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Al Kork, S., Ugurca, D., Sahin, C., Chawah, P., Buchman, L., Adda-Decker, M., Xu, K., Denby, B., Roussel, P., Picart, B., Dupont, S., Tsalakanidou, F., Kitsikidis, A., Dagnino, F., Ott, M., Pozzi, F., Stone, M., & Yilmaz, E. (2015). A Novel Human Interaction Game-Like application to Learn, Perform and Evaluate Modern Contemporary Singing: Human Beat Box. Paper presented at International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, .

Yilmaz, E., Ugurca, D., Sahin, C., Dagnino, F., Ott, M., Pozzi, F., Dimitropoulos, K., Tsalakanidou, F., Kitsikidis, A., Al Kork, S., Xu, K., Denby, B., Roussel, P., Chawah, P., Buchman, L., Adda-Decker, M., Dupont, S., Picart, B., Tilmanne, J., & Grammalidis, N. (2015). Novel 3D Game-like Applications Driven by Body Interactions for Learning Specific Forms of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Paper presented at International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, .

Brognaux, S., Picart, B., & Drugman, T. (2014). Speech synthesis in various communicative situations: Impact of pronunciation variations. Paper presented at Interspeech 2014, Singapore, Singapore.

Denby, B., Al Kork, S., Hakoun, A., Xu, K., Roussel, P., Stone, M., Manitsaris, A., Kourvoulis, G., Katos, A., Glushkova, A., Gatziaki, V., Volioti, C., Grammalidis, N., Dimitropoulos, K., Tsalakanidou, F., Kitsikidis, A., Adda-Decker, M., Crevier-Buchman, L., Pillot-Loiseau, C., & Manitsaris, S. (2014). First Version of ICH Capture and Analysis Modules - FP7 i-Treasures Deliverable 3.2.

Denby, B., Al Kork, S., Hakoun, A., Xu, K., Roussel, P., Stone, M., Manitsaris, A., Kourvoulis, G., Katos, A., Glushkova, A., Gatziaki, V., Volioti, C., Grammalidis, N., Dimitropoulos, K., Tsalakanidou, F., Kitsikidis, A., Adda-Decker, M., Crevier-Buchman, L., Pillot-Loiseau, C., & Manitsaris, S. (2014). First Report on ICH Capture and Analysis - FP7 i-Treasures Deliverable 3.1.

Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (2014). Automatic Variation of the Degree of Articulation in New HMM-based Voices. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 307 - 322. doi:10.1109/JSTSP.2014.2302742
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Charisis, V., Hadjidimitriou, S., Hadjileontiadis, L., Grammalidis, N., Dimitropoulos, K., Tsalakanidou, F., Kitsikidis, A., Chantas, G., Nikolopoulos, S., Kompatsiaris, I., Cotescu, M., Manitsaris, A., Kourvoulis, G., Katos, A., Katsouli, E., Glushkova, A., Volioti, C., Pozzi, F., Crevier-Buchman, L., & Picart, B. (2014). Assessment Plan - FP7 i-Treasures Deliverable 7.1.

Picart, B. (2013). Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis Based on the Degree of Articulation. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Université de Mons.
Jury: Dutoit, T. (Promotor), Drugman, T. (Promotor), Pirlot, M., Sebbe, R., King, S., Dutoit, T., Grenez, F., Drugman, T., & Pagel, V.

Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (17 October 2013). HMM-based speech synthesis with various degrees of articulation: A perceptual study. Neurocomputing, Volume 132, 142 - 147. doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2012.10.040
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Picart, B., Brognaux, S., & Drugman, T. (2013). HMM-based Speech Synthesis of Live Sports Commentaries: Integration of a Two-Layer Prosody Annotation. Paper presented at 8th Speech Synthesis Workshop (SSW8), Barcelona, Spain.

Brognaux, S., Picart, B., & Drugman, T. (2013). A New Prosody Annotation Protocol for Live Sports Commentaries. Paper presented at Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France.

Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (29 April 2013). Analysis and HMM-based synthesis of hypo and hyperarticulated speech. Computer Speech and Language, Volume 28 (Issue 2), 687 - 707. doi:10.1016/j.csl.2013.04.008
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Astrinaki, M., D'alessandro, N., Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (2012). Reactive and Continuous Control of HMM-based Speech Synthesis. Paper presented at IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT), Miami, United States - Florida.

Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (2012). Statistical Methods for Varying the Degree of Articulation in New HMM-based Voices. Paper presented at IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT), Miami, United States - Florida.

Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (2012). Assessing the Intelligibility and Quality of HMM-based Speech Synthesis with a Variable Degree of Articulation. Paper presented at The Listening Talker (LISTA) workshop, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (07 November 2011). Perceptual Effects of the Degree of Articulation in HMM-based Speech Synthesis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7015, 177 - 182. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25020-0_23
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Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (2011). Continuous Control of the Degree of Articulation in HMM-based Speech Synthesis. Paper presented at Interspeech 2011, Firenze, Italy.

Astrinaki, M., Babacan, O., D'alessandro, N., Picart, B., & Dutoit, T. (01 March 2011). pHTS for Max/MSP: A Stream­ing Archi­tec­ture for Sta­tis­ti­cal Para­met­ric Speech Syn­the­sis. Quarterly Progress Scientific Report of the Numediart Research Program, 4 (1), 7-11.

Urbain, J., Niewiadomski, R., Bevacqua, E., Dutoit, T., Moinet, A., Pelachaud, C., Picart, B., Tilmanne, J., & Wagner, J. (28 September 2010). AVLaughterCycle: Enabling a virtual agent to join in laughing with a conversational partner using a similarity-driven audiovisual laughter animation. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 4 (1), 47-58. doi:10.1007/s12193-010-0053-1
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Picart, B., Drugman, T., & Dutoit, T. (2010). Analysis and Synthesis of Hypo and Hyperarticulated Speech. Paper presented at 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Kyoto, Japan.

Urbain, J., Bevacqua, E., Dutoit, T., Moinet, A., Niewiadomski, R., Pelachaud, C., Picart, B., Tilmanne, J., & Wagner, J. (2010). La base de données AVLaughterCycle. Paper presented at XXVIIIèmes Journées d'Etude sur la Parole, Mons, Belgium.

Urbain, J., Bevacqua, E., Dutoit, T., Moinet, A., Niewiadomski, R., Pelachaud, C., Picart, B., Tilmanne, J., & Wagner, J. (2010). The AVLaughterCycle database. Paper presented at Seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Valletta, Malta.

Asaei, A., Picart, B., & Bourlard, H. (2010). Analysis of Phone Posterior Feature Space Exploiting Class-Specific Sparsity and MLP-based Similarity Measure. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings, 4886 - 4889. doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2010.5495121
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Urbain, J., Bevacqua, E., Dutoit, T., Moinet, A., Niewiadomski, R., Pelachaud, C., Picart, B., Tilmanne, J., & Wagner, J. (2009). AVLaughterCycle: an audiovisual laughing machine. Proceedings of the 5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, 79-87.

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