The 2014 installment of the Interspeech conference was held in Singapore. Below is a brief recap and links to more detailed notes regarding the talks and papers.
On the weekend prior to the conference, the International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP) was also held. Each day was begun with a keynote. All three speakers were well-known researchers in the field and gave interesting talks. Many of the papers were quite interesting. They would have been of interest to the more general Interspeech audience, but the techniques just happened to be applied to a Chinese language dataset.
The main Interspeech conference also had its share of interesting keynotes. While the papers covered a wide range of topics, the lion’s share of the interest was in the deep learning sessions. Low-resourced languages and keyword spotting were also major topics this year. I had been attributing this solely to the IARPA Babel project, but there were a fair number of papers not attached the IARPA project. A few of the papers were of particular interest to me.
And as always, a shameless plug for my own work.