Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 Technology
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Latest Invention: Lip-Reading Computers Able to Identify Different Languages

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One of the latest inventions created by scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are lip-reading computers that are able to identify different languages.

Scientists managed to come up with lip-reading computers some time earlier but now they created the first computer that can really distinguish different languages. This latest invention could prove to be very useful for people with hearing problems, as well as for law enforcement agencies, and in noisy environments.

The revolutionary research is currently led by Stephen Cox and Jake Newman of UEA's School of Computing Sciences. They will present their latest invention at a major conference that will take place in Taiwan on April 22.

It is worth mentioning that the technology was built up by statistical modeling of the lip movements developed by a team of 23 bilingual and trilingual speakers. The system could distinguish any language with extremely high accuracy. It could identify English, French, German, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, Polish and Russian, reports the UEA website.

"This is the first scientific confirmation that when people speak different languages, they use different mouth shapes in different sequences," outlined Prof Cox.

"For example, we found frequent 'lip-rounding' among French speakers and more prominent tongue movements among Arabic speakers," he added.

The study was funded by the EPSRC and is a part of a larger project of the University of East Anglia that focuses on automatic lip-reading. Soon scientists will start working on the system closer to an individual's physiology and their way of speaking.

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36 votes

//34 Jan 17, 2012 07:27 AM | posted by: RAkhi
tz realy great tht d systemz r able 2 identify the lip readng... bt vl t harm d privacy??? wana knw mor abt diz...
36 votes

//33 Sep 24, 2011 09:32 AM | posted by: sagar gyawali
i like it thanks for new invention!!!!!!!
34 votes

//32 Aug 03, 2011 08:49 AM | posted by: divya
its really good
28 votes

//31 Jun 16, 2011 03:35 PM | posted by: Prachi
it's awesome
23 votes

//30 Apr 08, 2011 02:21 PM | posted by: sheeza
its amazing invention.......gr8 job............Best Of Luck...............!!!!
24 votes

//29 Jan 04, 2011 07:41 PM | posted by: Renu
Wow, this invention is admiring
30 votes

//28 Oct 12, 2010 01:47 PM | posted by: sandra n\mae
ur invention are felifenz..........
21 votes

//26 Sep 06, 2010 02:43 PM | posted by: ananya pant
i cant belive it ..........
26 votes

//25 Aug 29, 2010 09:32 AM | posted by: kanimozhi
i need full information about lipreading
25 votes

//24 Jun 29, 2010 01:52 PM | posted by: ganga & goutam
HAI!ur invention is very impressing and i wish ur future inventions r greater than this..............
25 votes

//23 Apr 27, 2010 11:58 AM | posted by: zzzz
nice invention
25 votes

//22 Mar 06, 2010 11:58 AM | posted by: bharathi
really handsoff for your invention sir
27 votes

//21 Feb 25, 2010 10:09 AM | posted by: Unknown
nice inventions.....................hope that their is other invention
pah that make me impress.........good look keep it up.............
25 votes

//19 Dec 29, 2009 12:54 PM | posted by: tARUNA
this looks lesbian.
19 votes

//17 Nov 11, 2009 04:48 AM | posted by: JESA
HI MUZTA NA!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE YOU!!!!!
17 votes

//16 Nov 08, 2009 05:12 PM | posted by: swathi
great
22 votes

//15 Oct 09, 2009 02:42 PM | posted by: hazel cute
, wow ha ! tagi daw ! cute noh !
25 votes

//14 Oct 07, 2009 02:57 PM | posted by: book
its so cool . thats really profitable
18 votes

//13 Oct 01, 2009 07:23 AM | posted by: Jonaira_1991@yahoo.com
elow,,,
21 votes

//12 Sep 17, 2009 02:57 PM | posted by: The Guest
can you invent more gadgets?
25 votes

//11 Sep 16, 2009 07:24 AM | posted by: g_freand@yahoo
gud yaar, its really gud
22 votes

//10 Sep 12, 2009 05:27 AM | posted by: Cherry
wow!it is really amazing!
23 votes

//9 Sep 11, 2009 10:49 PM | posted by: saurabh gupta
ur invention inspire me to do something unique.......
28 votes

//8 Aug 25, 2009 09:40 AM | posted by: shan
i look tis for my lover
21 votes

//7 Aug 05, 2009 05:11 PM | posted by: sherry
NICE THING, U HAVE INVENTED..... GOOD KEEP IT UP
29 votes

//6 Aug 04, 2009 11:57 AM | posted by: shalini
it's good
23 votes

//5 Jul 24, 2009 09:25 AM | posted by: suzzie
nice invention....yahoo...
19 votes

//4 Jul 15, 2009 05:30 PM | posted by: ZEb khan
Slamz
i can't read about your invention because a pictue is taking the place where the information is given please correct it because i've ti know about your invention.
thanx
27 votes

//3 Jun 29, 2009 04:00 PM | posted by: eljean
Hi !your inventions are perfectly amazing because it can help us discover more languages and it can help other students who critically doesn't no yet other languages. Thank you for sharing your inventions and I hope you will continue making and discovering technology. May God Bless you!
24 votes

//2 Jun 27, 2009 01:00 PM | posted by: leszther
wow thats great!! especially for people have problems!!
28 votes

//1 Apr 29, 2009 04:03 PM | posted by: ??
thiiis loooks gaay(:

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