All Speech and Audio Processing Group News

Estimating Breathing Pattern and Parameters from Speech Waveform
research — last modified Mar 25, 2021

Alternation in respiratory system and speech production system results in changes in speech. Therefore, speech signal, which can be acquired in a non-invasive manner, could be used to predict breathing patterns. There is a growing interest in that direction, which has gained further momentum with COVID-19 situation.

HAAWAII H2020 EC project
research — last modified Feb 08, 2021

Highly Automated Air Traffic Controller Workstations with Artificial Intelligence Integration

HMMGradients.jl
research — last modified Jan 29, 2021

A first step towards a Julia-based speech recognition toolkit.

Idiap at NeurIPS 2020
research — last modified Dec 17, 2020

This week Idiap's speech and machine learning group presented their joint work on Fast Transformers with Clustered Attention

Challenges in Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval
research — last modified Dec 02, 2020

Prof. Esaú Villatoto Tello, visitor professor at Idiap since September 2019, joins the SARAL project to work on the design of Cross-lingual Information Retrieval tools.

Lei Wang finishes her internship at Idiap
research — last modified Dec 02, 2020

Lei joined Idiap in October 2019 for an internship in the framework of the China Scholarship Council visiting scholar program. During her internship, she worked on neural network-based mappings for single-channel dereverberation and noise reduction.

The first Roxanne field test took place
research — last modified Nov 02, 2020

Roxanne is a EU-funded project that leverages text, speech and video in real-time in order to build tools for combating organized crime.

Idiap at Interspeech 2020
research — last modified Nov 02, 2020

This week Idiap's speech group will be presenting five papers at Interspeech 2020, the largest conference for automatic speech processing. Our papers address a variety of research problems: Pathological speech processing, Multilingual automatic speech recognition, Automatic Speech Recognition for Air Traffic Control management and Speaker recognition.

A year to reinforce ties between Idiap and Mexico
research — Nov 21, 2019

Full time professor in Mexico, Esaú Villatoro is on sabbatical year at Idiap. He aims to develop a project in the Natural Language Understanding field with different researchers from the Idiap Research Institute.

Police forces plan to use artificial intelligence to speed up their investigations
research — Oct 17, 2019

Coordinated by the Idiap Research Institute, the European project Roxanne gathers a large variety of national and international police forces, including Interpol, as well as scientists, large industry and private companies. Its aim is to create a computer programme able to help investigators to link various clues and uncover criminal network activities.

3 promotions to Senior Researcher at Idiap
institute — Jan 30, 2018

Following a very strict evaluation process – comprising the nomination by Idiap's management and a formal approval by the Scientific College - , Idiap is pleased to announce the promotion of three of its researchers to Senior Researchers:

Idiap Speaker Series : 'Multilingual speech recognition in under-resourced environments' (Webcast now available).
research — Jun 19, 2017

When speech processing systems are designed for use in multilingual environments, additional complexity is introduced. Identifying when language switching has occurred, predicting how cross-lingual terms will be pronounced, obtaining sufficient speech data from diverse language backgrounds: such factors all complicate the development of practical speech-oriented systems. In this talk, I will discuss our research group's experience in building speech recognition systems for the South African environment, one in which 11 official languages are recognised. I will also show how this relates to our participation in the BABEL project, a recent 5-year international collaborative project aimed at solving the spoken term detection task in under-resourced languages.

Machines learn to speak Swiss-German
research — Feb 29, 2016

With regard to devices using voice control, the Swiss German population has so far been left out in the cold. At the best, smartphones, smart TVs and other tools of this kind understand High German, but have no chance when the Swiss German dialect is concerned. But this will change soon.