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The 2014 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology for Under-Resourced Languages (SLTU)

Recently attended the SLTU workshop in St. Petersburg Russia. I presented my first paper on keyword spotting. As is obvious from the name, the focus was on under-resourced languages. The workshop was spread over 2.5 days and every paper was … 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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ASRU 2013 Day 3: Applications

As opposed to the previous two days, the talks on day 3 had less details. Several of the speakers did not want to divulge specifics that could potentially be used by competitors. “The Growing Role of Speech in Google Products” … Continue reading

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ASRU 2013 Day 2: Limited Resources

There were more talks than the previous day, so I will not go into quite as much detail. “Unsupervised Acoustic Model Training with Limited Linguistic Resources” presented by Lori Lamel This was mostly a talk about the history of unsupervised … Continue reading

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ASRU 2013 Day 1: Neural Networks

The structure of this ASRU conference is different than other conferences I have attended. All accepted papers were posters and all posters were hung in a single room at the same time. Each day was focused mainly on keynote style … Continue reading

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Research Papers and Presentations are not Mystery Novels

When I write papers or give talks, I struggle with the urge to organize the presentation in the order the work was performed. Unfortunately, this usually leaves the audience frustrated and confused. I remember one time in particular, I gave … Continue reading

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