Category Archives: Research

Comparing Decoding Strategies for Subword-based Keyword Spotting in Low-Resourced Languages

I presented this paper at the 2014 Interspeech conference[1]. The work was done with Viet-Bac Le, Abdel Messaoudi, Lori Lamel, and Jean-Luc Gauvain. It was supported by the IARPA Babel project. This is a continuation of some of our previous … Continue reading

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Interesting Papers from Interspeech 2014

I am not sure if the general topics were more in my current areas of interest or if the quality of the work was higher than normal, but I found a large number of papers very interesting this year—many more … Continue reading

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Keynotes from Interspeech 2014

Interspeech had a great selection of speakers this year. My thoughts on the individual talks are below. Note that Interspeech had five keynotes, but I only describe three. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend. Their absence here does not indicate … Continue reading

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Interesting Papers from ISCSLP 2014

Below are several papers from the 9th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP) that I found particularly interesting. Speaker Adaptation of Hybrid NN/HMM Model for Speech Recognition Based on Singular Value Decomposition by Shaofei Xue, Hui Jiang and … Continue reading

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Keynotes from ISCSLP 2014

The 9th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP) was held in Singapore on the weekend before Interspeech. Each day began with a keynote talk. I enjoyed all three talks, and describe them below. Michiel Bacchiani Large Scale Neural … Continue reading

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Cross-Word Sub-Word Units for Low Resource Keyword Spotting

I presented this paper at the 2014 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology for Under-Resourced Languages (SLTU) [1]. The work was done with Lori Lamel and Jean-Luc Gauvain. It was supported by the Quaero project the IARPA Babel project. Keyword spotting … Continue reading

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Google’s 1st European Doctoral Workshop on Speech Technology

Google recently hosted a two day workshop (April 29-30, 2014) at their London office focusing on both speech recognition and speech synthesis. They invited a total of 68 students and post-docs from across Europe. The attendees had a wide range … Continue reading

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