Towards Environmentally Robust Speech Applications

From HLT@INESC-ID

Ramón Astudillo

Date

  • 14:30, Friday, July 29th, 2010
  • Room 336

Speaker

Abstract

The talk will review the work performed in this first ten months and introduce new tools and testing benchmarks. It will also focus on future objectives and will try to motivate potential joint work. This first year was focused on speech processing and dynamic adaptation of acoustic models to the environment. Future work will shift towards the use of context and language models for robustness as well as language processing robustness in the presence of partially missing or unreliable ASR transcriptions. For this reason I find the talk a good opportunity to get feedback on how to steer future research lines and start joint research. That also means that I will do my best to make the topic as understandable as possible (no formulas stampede).


Note: This seminar will be held in English, if required.