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Albayzin 2018 Evaluation: The IberSpeech-RTVE Challenge on Speech Technologies for Spanish Broadcast Media

Eduardo Lleida, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel, Virginia Bazán-Gil, Carmen Pérez, Manuel Gómez, Alberto de Prada
2019 Applied Sciences  
The programs presented different challenges from the point of view of speech technologies such as: the diversity of Spanish accents, overlapping speech, spontaneous speech, acoustic variability, background  ...  This paper describes the database and the evaluation process and summarizes the results obtained.  ...  Acknowledgments: We gratefully acknowledge the support of the IberSpeech 2018 organizers. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9245412 fatcat:4xz4ijkpyzcpdgvvpknpg5btxe

Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection ALBAYZIN 2012 evaluation: overview, systems, results, and discussion

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T Toledano, Xavier Anguera, Amparo Varona, Lluís F Hurtado, Antonio Miguel, José Colás
2013 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
This paper presents the systems submitted to the ALBAYZIN 2012 QbE STD evaluation held as a part of ALBAYZIN 2012 evaluation campaign within the context of the IberSPEECH 2012 Conference a .  ...  Evaluation is conducted on a Spanish spontaneous speech database containing a set of talks from MAVIR workshops b , which amount at about 7 h of speech in total.  ...  Database The database used for the evaluation consists of a set of talks extracted from the Spanish MAVIR workshops e held in (Corpus MAVIR 2006 corresponding to Spanish language that contain speakers  ... 
doi:10.1186/1687-4722-2013-23 fatcat:kt5dflzzkzgvvabt7ufv4sovo4

ALBAYZIN 2016 spoken term detection evaluation: an international open competitive evaluation in Spanish

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T. Toledano, Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Luis Serrano, Inma Hernaez, Alejandro Coucheiro-Limeres, Javier Ferreiros, Julia Olcoz, Jorge Llombart
2017 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
Two different Spanish speech databases have been employed in the evaluation: MAVIR database, which comprises a set of talks from workshops, and EPIC database, which comprises a set of European Parliament  ...  The evaluation has been designed carefully so that several analyses of the main results can be carried out.  ...  Author's contributions JT and DTT designed and prepared the STD evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-017-0119-z fatcat:y3xmepvmr5hxboe6r5xw3ybzti

ALBAYZIN Query-by-example Spoken Term Detection 2016 evaluation

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T. Toledano, Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Jorge Proença, Fernando Perdigão, Fernando García-Granada, Emilio Sanchis, Anna Pompili, Alberto Abad
2018 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
Two different Spanish speech databases, which cover different acoustic and language domains, were used in the evaluation: the MAVIR database, which consists of a set of talks from workshops, and the EPIC  ...  This paper presents the systems submitted to the ALBAYZIN QbE STD 2016 Evaluation held as a part of the ALBAYZIN 2016 Evaluation Campaign at the IberSPEECH 2016 conference.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was partially supported by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) under the projects UID/EEA/50008/2013 (pluriannual funding in the scope of the LETSREAD project) and UID  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-018-0125-9 fatcat:ccrh3ur67nffnf5hpfwg45kmhq

Comparison of ALBAYZIN query-by-example spoken term detection 2012 and 2014 evaluations

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T. Toledano, Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Carmen Garcia-Mateo
2016 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
Evaluation is conducted on a Spanish spontaneous speech database containing a set of talks from workshops, which amount to about 7 h of speech.  ...  This paper presents the systems submitted to the ALBAYZIN QbE STD 2014 evaluation held as a part of the ALBAYZIN 2014 Evaluation campaign within the context of the IberSPEECH 2014 conference.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was funded by the Spanish Government ('SpeechTech4All Project' TEC2012-38939-C03-01 and 'CMC-V2 Project' TEC2012-37585-C02-01), the Galician Government through the research  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-016-0080-2 fatcat:les5r3cipzcsnhrxrv6lgiuedu

Spoken term detection ALBAYZIN 2014 evaluation: overview, systems, results, and discussion

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T. Toledano, Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Carmen Garcia-Mateo, Antonio Cardenal, Julian David Echeverry-Correa, Alejandro Coucheiro-Limeres, Julia Olcoz, Antonio Miguel
2015 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
The evaluation is conducted on a Spanish spontaneous speech database, which comprises a set of talks from workshops and amounts to about 7 h of speech.  ...  This paper presents the systems submitted to the STD ALBAYZIN 2014 evaluation, held as a part of the ALBAYZIN 2014 evaluation campaign within the context of the IberSPEECH 2014 conference.  ...  This research was also funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Galician Regional Government (GRC2014/024, "Consolidation of Research Units: AtlantTIC Project" CN2012/160). 1 Author  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-015-0063-8 fatcat:dym75cqinvadhfsluuzqfunwbe

Search on speech from spoken queries: the Multi-domain International ALBAYZIN 2018 Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection Evaluation

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T. Toledano, Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Mikel Peñagarikano, Luis Javier Rodriguez-Fuentes, Antonio Moreno-Sandoval
2019 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
The evaluation has been designed carefully so that several analyses of the main results can be carried out.  ...  Three different Spanish speech databases that encompass different domains have been employed in the evaluation: MAVIR database, which comprises a set of talks from workshops; RTVE database, which includes  ...  Although ALBAYZIN QbE STD evaluations are somehow similar in terms of speech nature to the NTCIR QbE STD evaluations (i.e., the speech was recorded in real workshops), ALBAYZIN QbE STD evaluations make  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-019-0156-x fatcat:y3rcaw35gvhthnwptttw5kscfi

ALBAYZIN 2018 spoken term detection evaluation: a multi-domain international evaluation in Spanish

Javier Tejedor, Doroteo T. Toledano, Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Ana R. Montalvo, Jose M. Ramirez, Mikel Peñagarikano, Luis Javier Rodriguez-Fuentes
2019 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
Three different Spanish speech databases that encompass different domains have been employed in the evaluation: the MAVIR database, which comprises a set of talks from workshops; the RTVE database, which  ...  The evaluation has been designed carefully so that several analyses of the main results can be carried out.  ...  Specifically, the design of the system relies on the use of the s5 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recipe in Kaldi 11 .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-019-0159-7 fatcat:ev4t5jqogfamtnaur46a3wp5jm

A cross-lingual adaptation approach for rapid development of speech recognizers for learning disabled users

Marek Bohac, Michaela Kucharova, Zoraida Callejas, Jan Nouza, Petr Červa
2014 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
makes it possible to design various types of speech-based applications accessible to learning disabled users.  ...  speech in different languages for the recognition of the users' atypical voices.  ...  This research was supported by the Student Grant Scheme 2014 (SGS) at the Technical University of Liberec.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13636-014-0039-0 fatcat:7ttgpriurjdztpmhd6fuldwyya

Assessment of Severe Apnoea through Voice Analysis, Automatic Speech, and Speaker Recognition Techniques

Rubén Fernández Pozo, Jose Luis Blanco Murillo, Luis Hernández Gómez, Eduardo López Gonzalo, José Alcázar Ramírez, Doroteo T. Toledano
2009 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing  
Working with a carefully designed speech database of healthy and apnoea subjects, we describe an acoustic search for distinctive apnoea voice characteristics.  ...  This study is part of an ongoing collaborative effort between the medical and the signal processing communities to promote research on applying standard Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) techniques for  ...  The authors would like to thank the volunteers at Hospital Clínico Universitario of Málaga, Spain, and to Guillermo Portillo who made the speech and image data collection possible.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2009/982531 fatcat:3abvxdvchfdxvfifyvoxxrvfea

A study of pronunciation verification in a speech therapy application

Shou-Chun Yin, Richard Rose, Oscar Saz, Eduardo Lleida
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing  
speech therapy sessions.  ...  The pronunciation verification scenario involves presenting utterances of known words to a phonetic decoder and generating confusion networks from the resulting phone lattices.  ...  All HMM training and recognition simulations were based on the HTK HMM Toolkit [7] . All CNC system combination experiments were performed with the help of the SRI LM Toolkit [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2009.4960657 dblp:conf/icassp/YinRSL09 fatcat:5tzqckd7efbbbfjv6suorf5xca

Integrating Phonological Knowledge in ASR Systems for Spanish Language [chapter]

Javier Mikel Olaso, María Inés Torres
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we undertake the use of phonological features applied to speech recognition in Spanish language.  ...  We investigate two different ways to integrate these phonological features into an HMM based speech recognition system.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially supported by the University of the Basque Country under grant GIU07/57, Spanish CICYT under grant TIN2008-06856-C05-01 and by the Spanish program Consolider-Ingenio  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16687-7_22 fatcat:uijojooq5bc2pgr543iqpbwoqi

Increasing Robustness To Acoustically Uncovered Signals In Speaker Verification Through Shallow Source Modelling

German Bordel, Mikel Penagarikano, Luis Javier Rodriguez-Fuentes, Juan Pedro Uribe, Maider Zamalloa
2008 Zenodo  
Publication in the conference proceedings of EUSIPCO, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008  ...  S-PE06UN48, S-PE06IK01, S-PE07UN43 and S-PE07IK03; and the University of the Basque Country, under project EHU06/96.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work has been partially funded by the Spanish MEC, under Plan Nacional de I+D+i, project TSI2006-14250-C02-01; the Government of the Basque Country, under program SAIOTEK, projects  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.41068 fatcat:tb6aheupkbhp7ajv3lwdwghe4y

Introducing Non-linear Analysis into Sustained Speech Characterization to Improve Sleep Apnea Detection [chapter]

Jose Luis Blanco, Luis A. Hernández, Rubén Fernández, Daniel Ramos
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The proposed scheme was designed for providing additional information into our baseline system, built on top of state-of-the-art cepstral domain modeling techniques, aiming to improve accuracy rates.  ...  This new information is lightly correlated with our previous MFCC modeling of sustained speech and uncorrelated with the information in our continuous speech modeling scheme.  ...  The activities described in this paper were funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation as part of the TEC2009-14719-C02-02 (PriorSpeech) project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25020-0_28 fatcat:yiyl7gzbsbg6dgridola7sdh2e

Tools and Technologies for Computer-Aided Speech and Language Therapy

Oscar Saz, Shou-Chun Yin, Eduardo Lleida, Richard Rose, Carlos Vaquero, William R. Rodríguez
2009 Speech Communication  
The interactive tools are designed to facilitate the acquisition of language skills in the areas of basic phonatory skills, phonetic articulation and language understanding primarily for children with  ...  Human-machine interaction for all of these areas requires the existence of speech analysis, speech recognition, and speech verification algorithms that are robust with respect to the sources of speech  ...  The authors want to acknowledge José Manuel Marcos, César Canalís, Pedro Pegero and Beatriz Martínez from the School for Special Education "Alborada", located in Zaragoza (Spain), for their collaboration  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.specom.2009.04.006 fatcat:v4r2ugdxynaerjycmmnlm4mbmi
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