A summary of the 2012 JHU CLSP workshop on zero resource speech technologies and models of early language acquisition

Aren Jansen, Emmanuel Dupoux, Sharon Goldwater, Mark Johnson, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Kenneth Church, Naomi Feldman, Hynek Hermansky, Florian Metze, Richard Rose, Mike Seltzer, Pascal Clark, Ian McGraw, Balakrishnan Varadarajan, Erin Bennett, Benjamin Borschinger, Justin Chiu, Ewan Dunbar, Abdellah Fourtassi, David Harwath & 7 others Chia Ying Lee, Keith Levin, Atta Norouzian, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Rachael Richardson, Thomas Schatz, Samuel Thomas

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Abstract

We summarize the accomplishments of a multi-disciplinary workshop exploring the computational and scientific issues surrounding zero resource (unsupervised) speech technologies and related models of early language acquisition. Centered around the tasks of phonetic and lexical discovery, we consider unified evaluation metrics, present two new approaches for improving speaker independence in the absence of supervision, and evaluate the application of Bayesian word segmentation algorithms to automatic subword unit tokenizations. Finally, we present two strategies for integrating zero resource techniques into supervised settings, demonstrating the potential of unsupervised methods to improve mainstream technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages8111-8115
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479903566
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2013
Event2013 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 26 May 201331 May 2013

Other

Other2013 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period26/05/1331/05/13

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