All Speech and Audio Processing Group News

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.

La recherche évolue de manière très rapide.
institute — Jul 23, 2013

Le déferlement d’outils technologiques accélère la communication et bouleverse notre rapport au monde. Basé à Martigny, l’Idiap – qui mène des projets de recherche fondamentale au plus haut niveau – travaille à l’amélioration des relations personne-machine et à l’optimisation de la communication humaine. Ce prestigieux institut s’engage pour un progrès scientifique au service de l’homme. Interview de son directeur, Hervé Bourlard, expert mondial du traitement de la parole et également professeur à l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Multimodal Signal Processing: Human Interactions in Meetings
research — Jun 14, 2012

A new book on multimodal signal processing for the analysis of human communication has been published by Cambridge University Press on June 7, 2012. The book was edited by Hervé Bourlard and Andrei Popescu-Belis, with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh, and five other Idiap researchers have contributed chapters to it.