Project Details

IARPA Building Speech Recognition for Keyword Search in a New Language in a Week with Limited Training Data (BABEL) - Babelon

Project Period: 5. 3. 2012 - 4. 11. 2016

Project Type: contract

Code: W911NF-12-C-0

Partner: Raytheon BBN Technologies

Czech title
IARPA Tvorba rozpoznávačů řeči pro vyhledávání klíčových slov v novém jazyce s omezenými trénovacími daty za týden (BABEL) - Babelon

speech recognition, speaker recognition, language recognition, LVCSR, feature extraction, acoustic modelling, neural-network


The Babel Program will develop agile and robust speech recognition technology that can be rapidly applied to any human language in order to provide effective search capability for analysts to efficiently process massive amounts of real-world recorded speech. Today's transcription systems are built on technology that was originally developed for English, with markedly lower performance on non-English languages. These systems have often taken years to develop and cover only a small subset of the languages of the world. Babel intends to demonstrate the ability to generate a speech transcription system for any new language within one week to support keyword search performance for effective triage of massive amounts of speech recorded in challenging real-world situations.

Team members
Matějka Pavel, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , research leader
Burget Lukáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Černocký Jan, prof. Dr. Ing. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Glembek Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Grézl František, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Hannemann Mirko, Dipl.-Ing. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Karafiát Martin, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Plchot Oldřich, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Szőke Igor, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Andrla Petr, Ing. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Cipr Tomáš, Ing. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Kesiraju Santosh (IIIT)
Novotný Ondřej, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Ondel Yang Lucas Antoine Francois, Mgr., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Skála František, Ing. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Veselý Karel, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT)







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