ASRU 2013

Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop

December 8-12, 2013 | Olomouc, Czech Republic

Technical Program

Sunday, December 8th

16:00-19:00 Registration, poster hanging time
19:00-21:00 Welcome reception

Monday, December 9th – Neural Network Day

08:00-08:30 Registration, poster hanging time
08:30-09:00 ASRU opening, announcing Best Paper and Best Student Paper prizes
09:00-09:05 Nelson Morgan [ICSI] and Brian Kingsbury [IBM]: Introduction of the “Neural Network” Day
09:05-10:15 Christoph Schreiner [UC San Francisco] – Keynote talk: Physiological Basis of Speech Processing: From Rodents to Humans
10:15-11:15 Coffee and poster break
11:15-12:15 Nelson Morgan [ICSI] – Invited talk: Multilayer perceptrons for speech recognition: There and Back Again
12:15-12:45 “Authors be at the posters” session
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:15 Frank Seide [Microsoft Research Asia] – Invited talk: Context-Dependent Deep Neural Networks for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition: From Discovery to Practical Systems
15:15-16:15 Coffee and poster break
16:15-17:15 Selected poster summaries, panel discussion (moderated by Nelson Morgan and Brian Kingsbury)

Tuesday, December 10th – Limited Resources Day

08:40-08:45 Jim Glass [MIT] and Aren Jansen [JHU]: Introduction of the “Limited Resources” day
08:45-09:30 Lori Lamel [CNRS-LIMSI] – Invited talk : Unsupervised Acoustic Model Training with Limited Linguistic Resources
09:30-10:15 Tanja Schultz [KIT] – Invited talk: Building Speech Recognition Systems with Low Resources
10:15-11:15 Coffee and poster break
11:15-12:15 Mary Harper [IARPA] – Keynote talk: The Babel Program and Low Resource Speech Technology
12:15-12:45 “Authors be at the posters” session
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Herb Gish [Raytheon BBN] – Invited talk: Zero to One Hour of Resources: A Self-organizing Unit Approach to Training Speech Recognizers
15:00-15:45 Jim Glass [MIT] – Invited talk: Recent Progress in Unsupervised Speech Processing
15:45-16:45 Coffee and poster break
16:45-17:45 Selected poster summaries, panel discussion (moderated by Jim Glass and Aren Jansen)

Wednesday, December 11th - Applications Day

08:30-08:35 Johan Shalkwyk and Pedro Moreno [Google]: Introduction of the “Applications” day
08:35-09:15 Pedro Moreno [Google] – Invited talk: The growing role of speech in Google products
09:15-10:15 Joseph Olive – Keynote talk: Utilization of ASRU technology - present and future
10:15-11:15 Coffee and poster break
11:15-12:15 Niko Brummer [Agnitio] – Invited talk: Calibration of binary and multiclass probabilistic classifiers in automatic speaker and language recognition
12:15-12:45 “Authors be at the posters” session
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Petr Schwarz [Phonexia & Brno University of Technology] – Invited talk: Speech technologies for data mining, voice analytics and voice biometry
15:00-15:45 Brian Langner [ToyTalk] – Invited talk: From the Lab to the Living Room: The Challenges of Building Speech-Driven Applications for Children
15:45-16:30 Coffee and poster break
16:30-17:15 Marsal Gavalda [Expect Labs] – Invited talk: Augmenting conversations with a speech understanding anticipatory search engine
17:15-18:15 Selected poster summaries, panel discussion (moderated by Johan Shalkwyk and Pedro Moreno)
19:30-23:30 Banquet

Thursday, December 12th

09:30-10:30 Demo & Toolkit session
10:30-11:00 Coffee and poster break
11:15-12:15 Jordan Cohen [Spelamode] and Steven Wegmann [ICSI] – Keynote talk: Ouch - Outing Unfortunate Characteristics of HMMs (Used for Speech Recognition)
12:15-13:00 Closing discussion “What's wrong with ASR and what can we do about it” – moderated by Jordan Cohen and Day organizers
13:00-13:15 Best Poster Prize announcement, ASRU closing
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30- Poster removal time, individual discussions (the venue is at our disposal until the evening)