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Interspeech and ISCLP 2014 Overview

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 … Continue reading

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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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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 Recap

The 2013 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding was held in Olomouc, Czech Republic from December 8th to 12th. This was probably the best conference I have attended in my brief academic career. I was very impressed with … Continue reading

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Acoustic Unit Discovery and Pronunciation Generation from a Grapheme-based Lexicon

This post refers to the paper: W. Hartmann, A. Roy, L. Lamel, and J.-L. Gauvain, “Acoustic Unit Discovery and Pronunciation Generation from a Grapheme-Based Lexicon,” Proceedings of IEEE ASRU, pp. 380-385, 2013. (Preprint, postprint not yet available) I also have … Continue reading

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ASRU 2013 Day 4: What is Wrong with ASR?

The final day was a short day with only one talk followed by a panel discussion. “OUCH: Outing Unfortunate Characteristics of HMMs (Used for Speech Recognition)” presented by Jordan Cohen and Steve Wegman Steve described research he has been doing … 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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