Invited Speaker :  Lori Lamel

Laboratoire d’Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l’Ingénieur (LIMSI), France 

 

 

Title: Speech technologies as an aide for large-scale linguistic exploration

Abstract:
Enormous progress in speech technologies has been achieved over the last two
decades. This impressive progress has led to the development of numerous
voice-enabled technologies in wide spread use, however most of these services
are only available in a limited number of languages. I will summarize some of
our work on speech recognition and keyword spotting in low-resourced languages
and will also address some recent studies in using speech processing
technologies as an aide for linguistic exploration and documentation. This
research includes the study of linguistic properties such as language change,
languages in contact, dialectal variation (lexical and phonological) as well
as description and validation of linguistic properties of low-resourced
languages.

Short Biography:
Lori Lamel is a senior research scientist at the CNRS which she joined in
1991. Her research interests include large vocabulary continuous speech
recognition; acoustic-phonetic studies; lexical and phonological modeling;
speaker and language identification; speech recognition and keyword search in
low resourced languages. She has also contributed to the design, analysis,
and realization of large speech corpora, most notably TIMIT, BREF and TED.
She has been the principal investigate for LIMSI in number European and
International research projects. She is a member of the Speech Communication
Editorial board, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Natural Language
Engineering, the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech & Audio Processing Award
Committee, and regulary serves on the scientific/program committees of
workshops/conferences. She was named an ISCA fellow in 2015 and currently
serves on the ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) board.