Interspeech 2017

20-24 August 2017, Stockholm

Chair: Francisco Lacerda

ISSN: 1990-9772
DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017

ISCA Medal 2017 Ceremony


ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement
Haizhou Li


Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge 1


The ASVspoof 2017 Challenge: Assessing the Limits of Replay Spoofing Attack Detection
Tomi Kinnunen, Md. Sahidullah, Héctor Delgado, Massimiliano Todisco, Nicholas Evans, Junichi Yamagishi, Kong Aik Lee

Experimental Analysis of Features for Replay Attack Detection — Results on the ASVspoof 2017 Challenge
Roberto Font, Juan M. Espín, María José Cano

Novel Variable Length Teager Energy Separation Based Instantaneous Frequency Features for Replay Detection
Hemant A. Patil, Madhu R. Kamble, Tanvina B. Patel, Meet H. Soni

Countermeasures for Automatic Speaker Verification Replay Spoofing Attack : On Data Augmentation, Feature Representation, Classification and Fusion
Weicheng Cai, Danwei Cai, Wenbo Liu, Gang Li, Ming Li

Spoof Detection Using Source, Instantaneous Frequency and Cepstral Features
Sarfaraz Jelil, Rohan Kumar Das, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna, Rohit Sinha

Audio Replay Attack Detection Using High-Frequency Features
Marcin Witkowski, Stanisław Kacprzak, Piotr Żelasko, Konrad Kowalczyk, Jakub Gałka

Feature Selection Based on CQCCs for Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing
Xianliang Wang, Yanhong Xiao, Xuan Zhu


Special Session: Speech Technology for Code-Switching in Multilingual Communities


Longitudinal Speaker Clustering and Verification Corpus with Code-Switching Frisian-Dutch Speech
Emre Yılmaz, Jelske Dijkstra, Hans Van de Velde, Frederik Kampstra, Jouke Algra, Henk van den Heuvel, David Van Leeuwen

Exploiting Untranscribed Broadcast Data for Improved Code-Switching Detection
Emre Yılmaz, Henk van den Heuvel, David Van Leeuwen

Jee haan, I’d like both, por favor: Elicitation of a Code-Switched Corpus of Hindi–English and Spanish–English Human–Machine Dialog
Vikram Ramanarayanan, David Suendermann-Oeft

On Building Mixed Lingual Speech Synthesis Systems
SaiKrishna Rallabandi, Alan W. Black

Speech Synthesis for Mixed-Language Navigation Instructions
Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, SaiKrishna Rallabandi, Sunayana Sitaram, Alan W. Black

Addressing Code-Switching in French/Algerian Arabic Speech
Djegdjiga Amazouz, Martine Adda-Decker, Lori Lamel

Metrics for Modeling Code-Switching Across Corpora
Gualberto Guzmán, Joseph Ricard, Jacqueline Serigos, Barbara E. Bullock, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Synthesising isiZulu-English Code-Switch Bigrams Using Word Embeddings
Ewald van der Westhuizen, Thomas Niesler

Crowdsourcing Universal Part-of-Speech Tags for Code-Switching
Victor Soto, Julia Hirschberg


Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge 2


Audio Replay Attack Detection with Deep Learning Frameworks
Galina Lavrentyeva, Sergey Novoselov, Egor Malykh, Alexander Kozlov, Oleg Kudashev, Vadim Shchemelinin

Ensemble Learning for Countermeasure of Audio Replay Spoofing Attack in ASVspoof2017
Zhe Ji, Zhi-Yi Li, Peng Li, Maobo An, Shengxiang Gao, Dan Wu, Faru Zhao

A Study on Replay Attack and Anti-Spoofing for Automatic Speaker Verification
Lantian Li, Yixiang Chen, Dong Wang, Thomas Fang Zheng

Replay Attack Detection Using DNN for Channel Discrimination
Parav Nagarsheth, Elie Khoury, Kailash Patil, Matt Garland

ResNet and Model Fusion for Automatic Spoofing Detection
Zhuxin Chen, Zhifeng Xie, Weibin Zhang, Xiangmin Xu

SFF Anti-Spoofer: IIIT-H Submission for Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge 2017
K.N.R.K. Raju Alluri, Sivanand Achanta, Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri, Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, Anil Kumar Vuppala


Conversational Telephone Speech Recognition


Improved Single System Conversational Telephone Speech Recognition with VGG Bottleneck Features
William Hartmann, Roger Hsiao, Tim Ng, Jeff Ma, Francis Keith, Man-Hung Siu

Student-Teacher Training with Diverse Decision Tree Ensembles
Jeremy H.M. Wong, Mark J.F. Gales

Embedding-Based Speaker Adaptive Training of Deep Neural Networks
Xiaodong Cui, Vaibhava Goel, George Saon

Improving Deliverable Speech-to-Text Systems with Multilingual Knowledge Transfer
Jeff Ma, Francis Keith, Tim Ng, Man-Hung Siu, Owen Kimball

English Conversational Telephone Speech Recognition by Humans and Machines
George Saon, Gakuto Kurata, Tom Sercu, Kartik Audhkhasi, Samuel Thomas, Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Xiaodong Cui, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Michael Picheny, Lynn-Li Lim, Bergul Roomi, Phil Hall

Comparing Human and Machine Errors in Conversational Speech Transcription
Andreas Stolcke, Jasha Droppo




Acoustic and Articulatory Phonetics


Phonetic Correlates of Pharyngeal and Pharyngealized Consonants in Saudi, Lebanese, and Jordanian Arabic: An rt-MRI Study
Zainab Hermes, Marissa Barlaz, Ryan Shosted, Zhi-Pei Liang, Brad Sutton

Glottal Opening and Strategies of Production of Fricatives
Benjamin Elie, Yves Laprie

Acoustics and Articulation of Medial versus Final Coronal Stop Gemination Contrasts in Moroccan Arabic
Mohamed Yassine Frej, Christopher Carignan, Catherine T. Best

How are Four-Level Length Distinctions Produced? Evidence from Moroccan Arabic
Giuseppina Turco, Karim Shoul, Rachid Ridouane

Vowels in the Barunga Variety of North Australian Kriol
Caroline Jones, Katherine Demuth, Weicong Li, Andre Almeida

Nature of Contrast and Coarticulation: Evidence from Mizo Tones and Assamese Vowel Harmony
Indranil Dutta, Irfan S., Pamir Gogoi, Priyankoo Sarmah


Multimodal and Articulatory Synthesis


The Influence of Synthetic Voice on the Evaluation of a Virtual Character
João Paulo Cabral, Benjamin R. Cowan, Katja Zibrek, Rachel McDonnell

Articulatory Text-to-Speech Synthesis Using the Digital Waveguide Mesh Driven by a Deep Neural Network
Amelia J. Gully, Takenori Yoshimura, Damian T. Murphy, Kei Hashimoto, Yoshihiko Nankaku, Keiichi Tokuda

An HMM/DNN Comparison for Synchronized Text-to-Speech and Tongue Motion Synthesis
Sébastien Le Maguer, Ingmar Steiner, Alexander Hewer

VCV Synthesis Using Task Dynamics to Animate a Factor-Based Articulatory Model
Rachel Alexander, Tanner Sorensen, Asterios Toutios, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Beyond the Listening Test: An Interactive Approach to TTS Evaluation
Joseph Mendelson, Matthew P. Aylett

Integrating Articulatory Information in Deep Learning-Based Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Beiming Cao, Myungjong Kim, Jan van Santen, Ted Mau, Jun Wang


Neural Networks for Language Modeling


Approaches for Neural-Network Language Model Adaptation
Min Ma, Michael Nirschl, Fadi Biadsy, Shankar Kumar

A Batch Noise Contrastive Estimation Approach for Training Large Vocabulary Language Models
Youssef Oualil, Dietrich Klakow

Investigating Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Network Language Models for Speech Recognition
X. Chen, A. Ragni, X. Liu, Mark J.F. Gales

Fast Neural Network Language Model Lookups at N-Gram Speeds
Yinghui Huang, Abhinav Sethy, Bhuvana Ramabhadran

Empirical Exploration of Novel Architectures and Objectives for Language Models
Gakuto Kurata, Abhinav Sethy, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, George Saon

Residual Memory Networks in Language Modeling: Improving the Reputation of Feed-Forward Networks
Karel Beneš, Murali Karthick Baskar, Lukáš Burget


Pathological Speech and Language


Dominant Distortion Classification for Pre-Processing of Vowels in Remote Biomedical Voice Analysis
Amir Hossein Poorjam, Jesper Rindom Jensen, Max A. Little, Mads Græsbøll Christensen

Automatic Paraphasia Detection from Aphasic Speech: A Preliminary Study
Duc Le, Keli Licata, Emily Mower Provost

Evaluation of the Neurological State of People with Parkinson’s Disease Using i-Vectors
N. Garcia, Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave, L.F. D’Haro, Najim Dehak, Elmar Nöth

Objective Severity Assessment from Disordered Voice Using Estimated Glottal Airflow
Yu-Ren Chien, Michal Borský, Jón Guðnason

Earlier Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Automatic Vocalisation-Based Approach
Florian B. Pokorny, Björn Schuller, Peter B. Marschik, Raymond Brueckner, Pär Nyström, Nicholas Cummins, Sven Bölte, Christa Einspieler, Terje Falck-Ytter

Convolutional Neural Network to Model Articulation Impairments in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
J.C. Vásquez-Correa, Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave, Elmar Nöth


Speech Analysis and Representation 1


Phone Classification Using a Non-Linear Manifold with Broad Phone Class Dependent DNNs
Linxue Bai, Peter Jančovič, Martin Russell, Philip Weber, Steve Houghton

An Investigation of Crowd Speech for Room Occupancy Estimation
Siyuan Chen, Julien Epps, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Phu Ngoc Le

Time-Frequency Coherence for Periodic-Aperiodic Decomposition of Speech Signals
Karthika Vijayan, Jitendra Kumar Dhiman, Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula

Musical Speech: A New Methodology for Transcribing Speech Prosody
Alexsandro R. Meireles, Antônio R.M. Simões, Antonio Celso Ribeiro, Beatriz Raposo de Medeiros

Estimation of Place of Articulation of Fricatives from Spectral Characteristics for Speech Training
K.S. Nataraj, Prem C. Pandey, Hirak Dasgupta

Estimation of the Probability Distribution of Spectral Fine Structure in the Speech Source
Tom Bäckström



Far-field Speech Recognition


Generation of Large-Scale Simulated Utterances in Virtual Rooms to Train Deep-Neural Networks for Far-Field Speech Recognition in Google Home
Chanwoo Kim, Ananya Misra, Kean Chin, Thad Hughes, Arun Narayanan, Tara N. Sainath, Michiel Bacchiani

Neural Network-Based Spectrum Estimation for Online WPE Dereverberation
Keisuke Kinoshita, Marc Delcroix, Haeyong Kwon, Takuma Mori, Tomohiro Nakatani

Factorial Modeling for Effective Suppression of Directional Noise
Osamu Ichikawa, Takashi Fukuda, Gakuto Kurata, Steven J. Rennie

On Design of Robust Deep Models for CHiME-4 Multi-Channel Speech Recognition with Multiple Configurations of Array Microphones
Yan-Hui Tu, Jun Du, Lei Sun, Feng Ma, Chin-Hui Lee

Acoustic Modeling for Google Home
Bo Li, Tara N. Sainath, Arun Narayanan, Joe Caroselli, Michiel Bacchiani, Ananya Misra, Izhak Shafran, Haşim Sak, Golan Pundak, Kean Chin, Khe Chai Sim, Ron J. Weiss, Kevin W. Wilson, Ehsan Variani, Chanwoo Kim, Olivier Siohan, Mitchel Weintraub, Erik McDermott, Richard Rose, Matt Shannon

On Multi-Domain Training and Adaptation of End-to-End RNN Acoustic Models for Distant Speech Recognition
Seyedmahdad Mirsamadi, John H.L. Hansen


Speech Analysis and Representation 2


Low-Dimensional Representation of Spectral Envelope Without Deterioration for Full-Band Speech Analysis/Synthesis System
Masanori Morise, Genta Miyashita, Kenji Ozawa

Robust Source-Filter Separation of Speech Signal in the Phase Domain
Erfan Loweimi, Jon Barker, Oscar Saz Torralba, Thomas Hain

A Time-Warping Pitch Tracking Algorithm Considering Fast f0 Changes
Simon Stone, Peter Steiner, Peter Birkholz

A Modulation Property of Time-Frequency Derivatives of Filtered Phase and its Application to Aperiodicity and fo Estimation
Hideki Kawahara, Ken-Ichi Sakakibara, Masanori Morise, Hideki Banno, Tomoki Toda

Non-Local Estimation of Speech Signal for Vowel Onset Point Detection in Varied Environments
Avinash Kumar, S. Shahnawazuddin, Gayadhar Pradhan

Time-Domain Envelope Modulating the Noise Component of Excitation in a Continuous Residual-Based Vocoder for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
Mohammed Salah Al-Radhi, Tamás Gábor Csapó, Géza Németh

Wavelet Speech Enhancement Based on Robust Principal Component Analysis
Chia-Lung Wu, Hsiang-Ping Hsu, Syu-Siang Wang, Jeih-Weih Hung, Ying-Hui Lai, Hsin-Min Wang, Yu Tsao

Vowel Onset Point Detection Using Sonority Information
Bidisha Sharma, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Analytic Filter Bank for Speech Analysis, Feature Extraction and Perceptual Studies
Unto K. Laine

Learning the Mapping Function from Voltage Amplitudes to Sensor Positions in 3D-EMA Using Deep Neural Networks
Christian Kroos, Mark D. Plumbley


Speech and Audio Segmentation and Classification 2


Multilingual i-Vector Based Statistical Modeling for Music Genre Classification
Jia Dai, Wei Xue, Wenju Liu

Indoor/Outdoor Audio Classification Using Foreground Speech Segmentation
Banriskhem K. Khonglah, K.T. Deepak, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Attention Based CLDNNs for Short-Duration Acoustic Scene Classification
Jinxi Guo, Ning Xu, Li-Jia Li, Abeer Alwan

Frame-Wise Dynamic Threshold Based Polyphonic Acoustic Event Detection
Xianjun Xia, Roberto Togneri, Ferdous Sohel, David Huang

Enhanced Feature Extraction for Speech Detection in Media Audio
Inseon Jang, ChungHyun Ahn, Jeongil Seo, Younseon Jang

Audio Classification Using Class-Specific Learned Descriptors
Sukanya Sonowal, Tushar Sandhan, Inkyu Choi, Nam Soo Kim

Hidden Markov Model Variational Autoencoder for Acoustic Unit Discovery
Janek Ebbers, Jahn Heymann, Lukas Drude, Thomas Glarner, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, Bhiksha Raj

Virtual Adversarial Training and Data Augmentation for Acoustic Event Detection with Gated Recurrent Neural Networks
Matthias Zöhrer, Franz Pernkopf

Montreal Forced Aligner: Trainable Text-Speech Alignment Using Kaldi
Michael McAuliffe, Michaela Socolof, Sarah Mihuc, Michael Wagner, Morgan Sonderegger

A Robust Voiced/Unvoiced Phoneme Classification from Whispered Speech Using the ‘Color’ of Whispered Phonemes and Deep Neural Network
G. Nisha Meenakshi, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh


Search, Computational Strategies and Language Modeling


Rescoring-Aware Beam Search for Reduced Search Errors in Contextual Automatic Speech Recognition
Ian Williams, Petar Aleksic

Comparison of Decoding Strategies for CTC Acoustic Models
Thomas Zenkel, Ramon Sanabria, Florian Metze, Jan Niehues, Matthias Sperber, Sebastian Stüker, Alex Waibel

Phone Duration Modeling for LVCSR Using Neural Networks
Hossein Hadian, Daniel Povey, Hossein Sameti, Sanjeev Khudanpur

Towards Better Decoding and Language Model Integration in Sequence to Sequence Models
Jan Chorowski, Navdeep Jaitly

Empirical Evaluation of Parallel Training Algorithms on Acoustic Modeling
Wenpeng Li, Binbin Zhang, Lei Xie, Dong Yu

Binary Deep Neural Networks for Speech Recognition
Xu Xiang, Yanmin Qian, Kai Yu

Hierarchical Constrained Bayesian Optimization for Feature, Acoustic Model and Decoder Parameter Optimization
Akshay Chandrashekaran, Ian Lane

Use of Global and Acoustic Features Associated with Contextual Factors to Adapt Language Models for Spontaneous Speech Recognition
Shohei Toyama, Daisuke Saito, Nobuaki Minematsu

Joint Learning of Correlated Sequence Labeling Tasks Using Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks
Vardaan Pahuja, Anirban Laha, Shachar Mirkin, Vikas Raykar, Lili Kotlerman, Guy Lev

Estimation of Gap Between Current Language Models and Human Performance
Xiaoyu Shen, Youssef Oualil, Clayton Greenberg, Mittul Singh, Dietrich Klakow

A Phonological Phrase Sequence Modelling Approach for Resource Efficient and Robust Real-Time Punctuation Recovery
Anna Moró, György Szaszák


Speech Perception


Factors Affecting the Intelligibility of Low-Pass Filtered Speech
Lei Wang, Fei Chen

Phonetic Restoration of Temporally Reversed Speech
Shi-yu Wang, Fei Chen

Simultaneous Articulatory and Acoustic Distortion in L1 and L2 Listening: Locally Time-Reversed “Fast” Speech
Mako Ishida

Lexically Guided Perceptual Learning in Mandarin Chinese
L. Ann Burchfield, San-hei Kenny Luk, Mark Antoniou, Anne Cutler

The Effect of Spectral Profile on the Intelligibility of Emotional Speech in Noise
Chris Davis, Chee Seng Chong, Jeesun Kim

Whether Long-Term Tracking of Speech Rate Affects Perception Depends on Who is Talking
Merel Maslowski, Antje S. Meyer, Hans Rutger Bosker

Emotional Thin-Slicing: A Proposal for a Short- and Long-Term Division of Emotional Speech
Daniel Oliveira Peres, Dominic Watt, Waldemar Ferreira Netto

Predicting Epenthetic Vowel Quality from Acoustics
Adriana Guevara-Rukoz, Erika Parlato-Oliveira, Shi Yu, Yuki Hirose, Sharon Peperkamp, Emmanuel Dupoux

The Effect of Spectral Tilt on Size Discrimination of Voiced Speech Sounds
Toshie Matsui, Toshio Irino, Kodai Yamamoto, Hideki Kawahara, Roy D. Patterson

Misperceptions of the Emotional Content of Natural and Vocoded Speech in a Car
Jaime Lorenzo-Trueba, Cassia Valentini Botinhao, Gustav Eje Henter, Junichi Yamagishi

The Relative Cueing Power of F0 and Duration in German Prominence Perception
Oliver Niebuhr, Jana Winkler

Perception and Acoustics of Vowel Nasality in Brazilian Portuguese
Luciana Marques, Rebecca Scarborough

Sociophonetic Realizations Guide Subsequent Lexical Access
Jonny Kim, Katie Drager


Speech Production and Perception


Critical Articulators Identification from RT-MRI of the Vocal Tract
Samuel Silva, António Teixeira

Semantic Edge Detection for Tracking Vocal Tract Air-Tissue Boundaries in Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Images
Krishna Somandepalli, Asterios Toutios, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Vocal Tract Airway Tissue Boundary Tracking for rtMRI Using Shape and Appearance Priors
Sasan Asadiabadi, Engin Erzin

An Objective Critical Distance Measure Based on the Relative Level of Spectral Valley
T.V. Ananthapadmanabha, A.G. Ramakrishnan, Shubham Sharma

Database of Volumetric and Real-Time Vocal Tract MRI for Speech Science
Tanner Sorensen, Zisis Skordilis, Asterios Toutios, Yoon-Chul Kim, Yinghua Zhu, Jangwon Kim, Adam Lammert, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Louis Goldstein, Dani Byrd, Krishna Nayak, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

The Influence on Realization and Perception of Lexical Tones from Affricate’s Aspiration
Chong Cao, Yanlu Xie, Qi Zhang, Jinsong Zhang

Audiovisual Recalibration of Vowel Categories
Matthias K. Franken, Frank Eisner, Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Daniel J. Acheson, Peter Hagoort, James M. McQueen

The Effect of Gesture on Persuasive Speech
Judith Peters, Marieke Hoetjes

Auditory-Visual Integration of Talker Gender in Cantonese Tone Perception
Wei Lai

Event-Related Potentials Associated with Somatosensory Effect in Audio-Visual Speech Perception
Takayuki Ito, Hiroki Ohashi, Eva Montas, Vincent L. Gracco

When a Dog is a Cat and How it Changes Your Pupil Size: Pupil Dilation in Response to Information Mismatch
Lena F. Renner, Marcin Włodarczak

Cross-Modal Analysis Between Phonation Differences and Texture Images Based on Sentiment Correlations
Win Thuzar Kyaw, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Wireless Neck-Surface Accelerometer and Microphone on Flex Circuit with Application to Noise-Robust Monitoring of Lombard Speech
Daryush D. Mehta, Patrick C. Chwalek, Thomas F. Quatieri, Laura J. Brattain

Video-Based Tracking of Jaw Movements During Speech: Preliminary Results and Future Directions
Andrea Bandini, Aravind Namasivayam, Yana Yunusova

Accurate Synchronization of Speech and EGG Signal Using Phase Information
Sunil Kumar S.B., K. Sreenivasa Rao, Tanumay Mandal

The Acquisition of Focal Lengthening in Stockholm Swedish
Anna Sara H. Romøren, Aoju Chen


Multi-lingual Models and Adaptation for ASR


Multilingual Recurrent Neural Networks with Residual Learning for Low-Resource Speech Recognition
Shiyu Zhou, Yuanyuan Zhao, Shuang Xu, Bo Xu

CTC Training of Multi-Phone Acoustic Models for Speech Recognition
Olivier Siohan

An Investigation of Deep Neural Networks for Multilingual Speech Recognition Training and Adaptation
Sibo Tong, Philip N. Garner, Hervé Bourlard

2016 BUT Babel System: Multilingual BLSTM Acoustic Model with i-Vector Based Adaptation
Martin Karafiát, Murali Karthick Baskar, Pavel Matějka, Karel Veselý, František Grézl, Lukáš Burget, Jan Černocký

Optimizing DNN Adaptation for Recognition of Enhanced Speech
Marco Matassoni, Alessio Brutti, Daniele Falavigna

Deep Least Squares Regression for Speaker Adaptation
Younggwan Kim, Hyungjun Lim, Jahyun Goo, Hoirin Kim

Multi-Task Learning Using Mismatched Transcription for Under-Resourced Speech Recognition
Van Hai Do, Nancy F. Chen, Boon Pang Lim, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Generalized Distillation Framework for Speaker Normalization
Neethu Mariam Joy, Sandeep Reddy Kothinti, S. Umesh, Basil Abraham

Learning Factorized Transforms for Unsupervised Adaptation of LSTM-RNN Acoustic Models
Lahiru Samarakoon, Brian Mak, Khe Chai Sim

Factorised Representations for Neural Network Adaptation to Diverse Acoustic Environments
Joachim Fainberg, Steve Renals, Peter Bell


Prosody and Text Processing


An RNN Model of Text Normalization
Richard Sproat, Navdeep Jaitly

Weakly-Supervised Phrase Assignment from Text in a Speech-Synthesis System Using Noisy Labels
Asaf Rendel, Raul Fernandez, Zvi Kons, Andrew Rosenberg, Ron Hoory, Bhuvana Ramabhadran

Prosody Aware Word-Level Encoder Based on BLSTM-RNNs for DNN-Based Speech Synthesis
Yusuke Ijima, Nobukatsu Hojo, Ryo Masumura, Taichi Asami

Global Syllable Vectors for Building TTS Front-End with Deep Learning
Jinfu Ni, Yoshinori Shiga, Hisashi Kawai

Prosody Control of Utterance Sequence for Information Delivering
Ishin Fukuoka, Kazuhiko Iwata, Tetsunori Kobayashi

Multi-Task Learning for Prosodic Structure Generation Using BLSTM RNN with Structured Output Layer
Yuchen Huang, Zhiyong Wu, Runnan Li, Helen Meng, Lianhong Cai

Investigating Efficient Feature Representation Methods and Training Objective for BLSTM-Based Phone Duration Prediction
Yibin Zheng, Jianhua Tao, Zhengqi Wen, Ya Li, Bin Liu

Discrete Duration Model for Speech Synthesis
Bo Chen, Tianling Bian, Kai Yu

Comparison of Modeling Target in LSTM-RNN Duration Model
Bo Chen, Jiahao Lai, Kai Yu

Learning Word Vector Representations Based on Acoustic Counts
M. Sam Ribeiro, Oliver Watts, Junichi Yamagishi

Synthesising Uncertainty: The Interplay of Vocal Effort and Hesitation Disfluencies
Éva Székely, Joseph Mendelson, Joakim Gustafson


Show & Tell 1


Prosograph: A Tool for Prosody Visualisation of Large Speech Corpora
Alp Öktem, Mireia Farrús, Leo Wanner

ChunkitApp: Investigating the Relevant Units of Online Speech Processing
Svetlana Vetchinnikova, Anna Mauranen, Nina Mikušová

Extending the EMU Speech Database Management System: Cloud Hosting, Team Collaboration, Automatic Revision Control
Markus Jochim

HomeBank: A Repository for Long-Form Real-World Audio Recordings of Children
Anne S. Warlaumont, Mark VanDam, Elika Bergelson, Alejandrina Cristia

A System for Real Time Collaborative Transcription Correction
Peter Bell, Joachim Fainberg, Catherine Lai, Mark Sinclair

MoPAReST — Mobile Phone Assisted Remote Speech Therapy Platform
Chitralekha Bhat, Anjali Kant, Bhavik Vachhani, Sarita Rautara, Ashok Kumar Sinha, Sunil Kumar Kopparapu



Keynote 1: James Allen


Dialogue as Collaborative Problem Solving
James Allen


Special Session: Speech and Human-Robot Interaction


Elicitation Design for Acoustic Depression Classification: An Investigation of Articulation Effort, Linguistic Complexity, and Word Affect
Brian Stasak, Julien Epps, Roland Goecke

Robustness Over Time-Varying Channels in DNN-HMM ASR Based Human-Robot Interaction
José Novoa, Jorge Wuth, Juan Pablo Escudero, Josué Fredes, Rodrigo Mahu, Richard M. Stern, Nestor Becerra Yoma

Analysis of Engagement and User Experience with a Laughter Responsive Social Robot
Bekir Berker Türker, Zana Buçinca, Engin Erzin, Yücel Yemez, Metin Sezgin

Automatic Classification of Autistic Child Vocalisations: A Novel Database and Results
Alice Baird, Shahin Amiriparian, Nicholas Cummins, Alyssa M. Alcorn, Anton Batliner, Sergey Pugachevskiy, Michael Freitag, Maurice Gerczuk, Björn Schuller

Crowd-Sourced Design of Artificial Attentive Listeners
Catharine Oertel, Patrik Jonell, Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos, Joseph Mendelson, Jonas Beskow, Joakim Gustafson

Studying the Link Between Inter-Speaker Coordination and Speech Imitation Through Human-Machine Interactions
Leonardo Lancia, Thierry Chaminade, Noël Nguyen, Laurent Prévot


Special Session: Incremental Processing and Responsive Behaviour


Adjusting the Frame: Biphasic Performative Control of Speech Rhythm
Samuel Delalez, Christophe d’Alessandro

Attentional Factors in Listeners’ Uptake of Gesture Cues During Speech Processing
Raheleh Saryazdi, Craig G. Chambers

Motion Analysis in Vocalized Surprise Expressions
Carlos Ishi, Takashi Minato, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Enhancing Backchannel Prediction Using Word Embeddings
Robin Ruede, Markus Müller, Sebastian Stüker, Alex Waibel

A Computational Model for Phonetically Responsive Spoken Dialogue Systems
Eran Raveh, Ingmar Steiner, Bernd Möbius

Incremental Dialogue Act Recognition: Token- vs Chunk-Based Classification
Eustace Ebhotemhen, Volha Petukhova, Dietrich Klakow



Neural Network Acoustic Models for ASR 1


A Comparison of Sequence-to-Sequence Models for Speech Recognition
Rohit Prabhavalkar, Kanishka Rao, Tara N. Sainath, Bo Li, Leif Johnson, Navdeep Jaitly

CTC in the Context of Generalized Full-Sum HMM Training
Albert Zeyer, Eugen Beck, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

Advances in Joint CTC-Attention Based End-to-End Speech Recognition with a Deep CNN Encoder and RNN-LM
Takaaki Hori, Shinji Watanabe, Yu Zhang, William Chan

Multitask Learning with CTC and Segmental CRF for Speech Recognition
Liang Lu, Lingpeng Kong, Chris Dyer, Noah A. Smith

Direct Acoustics-to-Word Models for English Conversational Speech Recognition
Kartik Audhkhasi, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, George Saon, Michael Picheny, David Nahamoo

Reducing the Computational Complexity of Two-Dimensional LSTMs
Bo Li, Tara N. Sainath




Phonation and Voice Quality


Creak as a Feature of Lexical Stress in Estonian
Kätlin Aare, Pärtel Lippus, Juraj Šimko

Cross-Speaker Variation in Voice Source Correlates of Focus and Deaccentuation
Irena Yanushevskaya, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Christer Gobl

Acoustic Characterization of Word-Final Glottal Stops in Mizo and Assam Sora
Sishir Kalita, Wendy Lalhminghlui, Luke Horo, Priyankoo Sarmah, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna, Samarendra Dandapat

Iterative Optimal Preemphasis for Improved Glottal-Flow Estimation by Iterative Adaptive Inverse Filtering
Parham Mokhtari, Hiroshi Ando

Automatic Measurement of Pre-Aspiration
Yaniv Sheena, Míša Hejná, Yossi Adi, Joseph Keshet

Acoustic and Electroglottographic Study of Breathy and Modal Vowels as Produced by Heritage and Native Gujarati Speakers
Kiranpreet Nara


Speech Synthesis Prosody


An RNN-Based Quantized F0 Model with Multi-Tier Feedback Links for Text-to-Speech Synthesis
Xin Wang, Shinji Takaki, Junichi Yamagishi

Phrase Break Prediction for Long-Form Reading TTS: Exploiting Text Structure Information
Viacheslav Klimkov, Adam Nadolski, Alexis Moinet, Bartosz Putrycz, Roberto Barra-Chicote, Thomas Merritt, Thomas Drugman

Physically Constrained Statistical F0 Prediction for Electrolaryngeal Speech Enhancement
Kou Tanaka, Hirokazu Kameoka, Tomoki Toda, Satoshi Nakamura

DNN-SPACE: DNN-HMM-Based Generative Model of Voice F0 Contours for Statistical Phrase/Accent Command Estimation
Nobukatsu Hojo, Yasuhito Ohsugi, Yusuke Ijima, Hirokazu Kameoka

Controlling Prominence Realisation in Parametric DNN-Based Speech Synthesis
Zofia Malisz, Harald Berthelsen, Jonas Beskow, Joakim Gustafson

Increasing Recall of Lengthening Detection via Semi-Automatic Classification
Simon Betz, Jana Voße, Sina Zarrieß, Petra Wagner


Emotion Recognition


Efficient Emotion Recognition from Speech Using Deep Learning on Spectrograms
Aharon Satt, Shai Rozenberg, Ron Hoory

Interaction and Transition Model for Speech Emotion Recognition in Dialogue
Ruo Zhang, Ando Atsushi, Satoshi Kobashikawa, Yushi Aono

Progressive Neural Networks for Transfer Learning in Emotion Recognition
John Gideon, Soheil Khorram, Zakaria Aldeneh, Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Emily Mower Provost

Jointly Predicting Arousal, Valence and Dominance with Multi-Task Learning
Srinivas Parthasarathy, Carlos Busso

Discretized Continuous Speech Emotion Recognition with Multi-Task Deep Recurrent Neural Network
Duc Le, Zakaria Aldeneh, Emily Mower Provost

Towards Speech Emotion Recognition “in the Wild” Using Aggregated Corpora and Deep Multi-Task Learning
Jaebok Kim, Gwenn Englebienne, Khiet P. Truong, Vanessa Evers


WaveNet and Novel Paradigms


Speaker-Dependent WaveNet Vocoder
Akira Tamamori, Tomoki Hayashi, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Kazuya Takeda, Tomoki Toda

Waveform Modeling Using Stacked Dilated Convolutional Neural Networks for Speech Bandwidth Extension
Yu Gu, Zhen-Hua Ling

Direct Modeling of Frequency Spectra and Waveform Generation Based on Phase Recovery for DNN-Based Speech Synthesis
Shinji Takaki, Hirokazu Kameoka, Junichi Yamagishi

A Hierarchical Encoder-Decoder Model for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
Srikanth Ronanki, Oliver Watts, Simon King

Statistical Voice Conversion with WaveNet-Based Waveform Generation
Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Hayashi, Akira Tamamori, Tomoki Toda

Google’s Next-Generation Real-Time Unit-Selection Synthesizer Using Sequence-to-Sequence LSTM-Based Autoencoders
Vincent Wan, Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Hanna Silen, Jakub Vít


Models of Speech Perception


A Comparison of Sentence-Level Speech Intelligibility Metrics
Alexander Kain, Max Del Giudice, Kris Tjaden

An Auditory Model of Speaker Size Perception for Voiced Speech Sounds
Toshio Irino, Eri Takimoto, Toshie Matsui, Roy D. Patterson

The Recognition of Compounds: A Computational Account
L. ten Bosch, L. Boves, M. Ernestus

Humans do not Maximize the Probability of Correct Decision When Recognizing DANTALE Words in Noise
Mohsen Zareian Jahromi, Jan Østergaard, Jesper Jensen

Single-Ended Prediction of Listening Effort Based on Automatic Speech Recognition
Rainer Huber, Constantin Spille, Bernd T. Meyer

Modeling Categorical Perception with the Receptive Fields of Auditory Neurons
Chris Neufeld



Prosody: Tone and Intonation


The Vocative Chant and Beyond: German Calling Melodies Under Routine and Urgent Contexts
Sergio I. Quiroz, Marzena Żygis

Comparing Languages Using Hierarchical Prosodic Analysis
Juraj Šimko, Antti Suni, Katri Hiovain, Martti Vainio

Intonation Facilitates Prediction of Focus Even in the Presence of Lexical Tones
Martin Ho Kwan Ip, Anne Cutler

Mind the Peak: When Museum is Temporarily Understood as Musical in Australian English
Katharina Zahner, Heather Kember, Bettina Braun

Pashto Intonation Patterns
Luca Rognoni, Judith Bishop, Miriam Corris

A New Model of Final Lowering in Spontaneous Monologue
Kikuo Maekawa


Emotion Modeling


Speech Emotion Recognition with Emotion-Pair Based Framework Considering Emotion Distribution Information in Dimensional Emotion Space
Xi Ma, Zhiyong Wu, Jia Jia, Mingxing Xu, Helen Meng, Lianhong Cai

Adversarial Auto-Encoders for Speech Based Emotion Recognition
Saurabh Sahu, Rahul Gupta, Ganesh Sivaraman, Wael AbdAlmageed, Carol Espy-Wilson

An Investigation of Emotion Prediction Uncertainty Using Gaussian Mixture Regression
Ting Dang, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Julien Epps, Eliathamby Ambikairajah

Capturing Long-Term Temporal Dependencies with Convolutional Networks for Continuous Emotion Recognition
Soheil Khorram, Zakaria Aldeneh, Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Melvin McInnis, Emily Mower Provost

Voice-to-Affect Mapping: Inferences on Language Voice Baseline Settings
Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Irena Yanushevskaya, Christer Gobl

Attentive Convolutional Neural Network Based Speech Emotion Recognition: A Study on the Impact of Input Features, Signal Length, and Acted Speech
Michael Neumann, Ngoc Thang Vu



Neural Network Acoustic Models for ASR 2


Recurrent Neural Aligner: An Encoder-Decoder Neural Network Model for Sequence to Sequence Mapping
Haşim Sak, Matt Shannon, Kanishka Rao, Françoise Beaufays

Highway-LSTM and Recurrent Highway Networks for Speech Recognition
Golan Pundak, Tara N. Sainath

Improving Speech Recognition by Revising Gated Recurrent Units
Mirco Ravanelli, Philemon Brakel, Maurizio Omologo, Yoshua Bengio

Stochastic Recurrent Neural Network for Speech Recognition
Jen-Tzung Chien, Chen Shen

Frame and Segment Level Recurrent Neural Networks for Phone Classification
Martin Ratajczak, Sebastian Tschiatschek, Franz Pernkopf

Deep Learning-Based Telephony Speech Recognition in the Wild
Kyu J. Han, Seongjun Hahm, Byung-Hak Kim, Jungsuk Kim, Ian Lane


Speaker Recognition Evaluation


The I4U Mega Fusion and Collaboration for NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation 2016
Kong Aik Lee, SRE’16 I4U Group

The MIT-LL, JHU and LRDE NIST 2016 Speaker Recognition Evaluation System
Pedro A. Torres-Carrasquillo, Fred Richardson, Shahan Nercessian, Douglas Sturim, William Campbell, Youngjune Gwon, Swaroop Vattam, Najim Dehak, Harish Mallidi, Phani Sankar Nidadavolu, Ruizhi Li, Reda Dehak

Nuance - Politecnico di Torino’s 2016 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation System
Daniele Colibro, Claudio Vair, Emanuele Dalmasso, Kevin Farrell, Gennady Karvitsky, Sandro Cumani, Pietro Laface

UTD-CRSS Systems for 2016 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation
Chunlei Zhang, Fahimeh Bahmaninezhad, Shivesh Ranjan, Chengzhu Yu, Navid Shokouhi, John H.L. Hansen

Analysis and Description of ABC Submission to NIST SRE 2016
Oldřich Plchot, Pavel Matějka, Anna Silnova, Ondřej Novotný, Mireia Diez Sánchez, Johan Rohdin, Ondřej Glembek, Niko Brümmer, Albert Swart, Jesús Jorrín-Prieto, Paola García, Luis Buera, Patrick Kenny, Jahangir Alam, Gautam Bhattacharya

The 2016 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation
Seyed Omid Sadjadi, Timothée Kheyrkhah, Audrey Tong, Craig Greenberg, Douglas Reynolds, Elliot Singer, Lisa Mason, Jaime Hernandez-Cordero


Glottal Source Modeling


A New Cosine Series Antialiasing Function and its Application to Aliasing-Free Glottal Source Models for Speech and Singing Synthesis
Hideki Kawahara, Ken-Ichi Sakakibara, Masanori Morise, Hideki Banno, Tomoki Toda, Toshio Irino

Speaking Style Conversion from Normal to Lombard Speech Using a Glottal Vocoder and Bayesian GMMs
Ana Ramírez López, Shreyas Seshadri, Lauri Juvela, Okko Räsänen, Paavo Alku

Reducing Mismatch in Training of DNN-Based Glottal Excitation Models in a Statistical Parametric Text-to-Speech System
Lauri Juvela, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Junichi Yamagishi, Paavo Alku

Semi Parametric Concatenative TTS with Instant Voice Modification Capabilities
Alexander Sorin, Slava Shechtman, Asaf Rendel

Modeling Laryngeal Muscle Activation Noise for Low-Order Physiological Based Speech Synthesis
Rodrigo Manríquez, Sean D. Peterson, Pavel Prado, Patricio Orio, Matías Zañartu

Direct Modelling of Magnitude and Phase Spectra for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
Felipe Espic, Cassia Valentini Botinhao, Simon King


Prosody: Rhythm, Stress, Quantity and Phrasing


Similar Prosodic Structure Perceived Differently in German and English
Heather Kember, Ann-Kathrin Grohe, Katharina Zahner, Bettina Braun, Andrea Weber, Anne Cutler

Disambiguate or not? — The Role of Prosody in Unambiguous and Potentially Ambiguous Anaphora Production in Strictly Mandarin Parallel Structures
Luying Hou, Bert Le Bruyn, René Kager

Acoustic Properties of Canonical and Non-Canonical Stress in French, Turkish, Armenian and Brazilian Portuguese
Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Irene Vogel, Hossep Dolatian

Phonological Complexity, Segment Rate and Speech Tempo Perception
Leendert Plug, Rachel Smith

On the Duration of Mandarin Tones
Jing Yang, Yu Zhang, Aijun Li, Li Xu

The Formant Dynamics of Long Close Vowels in Three Varieties of Swedish
Otto Ewald, Eva Liina Asu, Susanne Schötz


Speech Recognition for Language Learning


Bidirectional LSTM-RNN for Improving Automated Assessment of Non-Native Children’s Speech
Yao Qian, Keelan Evanini, Xinhao Wang, Chong Min Lee, Matthew Mulholland

Automatic Scoring of Shadowing Speech Based on DNN Posteriors and Their DTW
Junwei Yue, Fumiya Shiozawa, Shohei Toyama, Yutaka Yamauchi, Kayoko Ito, Daisuke Saito, Nobuaki Minematsu

Off-Topic Spoken Response Detection Using Siamese Convolutional Neural Networks
Chong Min Lee, Su-Youn Yoon, Xihao Wang, Matthew Mulholland, Ikkyu Choi, Keelan Evanini

Phonological Feature Based Mispronunciation Detection and Diagnosis Using Multi-Task DNNs and Active Learning
Vipul Arora, Aditi Lahiri, Henning Reetz

Detection of Mispronunciations and Disfluencies in Children Reading Aloud
Jorge Proença, Carla Lopes, Michael Tjalve, Andreas Stolcke, Sara Candeias, Fernando Perdigão

Automatic Assessment of Non-Native Prosody by Measuring Distances on Prosodic Label Sequences
David Escudero-Mancebo, César González-Ferreras, Lourdes Aguilar, Eva Estebas-Vilaplana


Stance, Credibility, and Deception


Inferring Stance from Prosody
Nigel G. Ward, Jason C. Carlson, Olac Fuentes, Diego Castan, Elizabeth E. Shriberg, Andreas Tsiartas

Exploring Dynamic Measures of Stance in Spoken Interaction
Gina-Anne Levow, Richard A. Wright

Opinion Dynamics Modeling for Movie Review Transcripts Classification with Hidden Conditional Random Fields
Valentin Barriere, Chloé Clavel, Slim Essid

Transfer Learning Between Concepts for Human Behavior Modeling: An Application to Sincerity and Deception Prediction
Qinyi Luo, Rahul Gupta, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

The Sound of Deception — What Makes a Speaker Credible?
Anne Schröder, Simon Stone, Peter Birkholz

Hybrid Acoustic-Lexical Deep Learning Approach for Deception Detection
Gideon Mendels, Sarah Ita Levitan, Kai-Zhan Lee, Julia Hirschberg


Short Utterances Speaker Recognition


A Generative Model for Score Normalization in Speaker Recognition
Albert Swart, Niko Brümmer

Content Normalization for Text-Dependent Speaker Verification
Subhadeep Dey, Srikanth Madikeri, Petr Motlicek, Marc Ferras

End-to-End Text-Independent Speaker Verification with Triplet Loss on Short Utterances
Chunlei Zhang, Kazuhito Koishida

Adversarial Network Bottleneck Features for Noise Robust Speaker Verification
Hong Yu, Zheng-Hua Tan, Zhanyu Ma, Jun Guo

What Does the Speaker Embedding Encode?
Shuai Wang, Yanmin Qian, Kai Yu

Incorporating Local Acoustic Variability Information into Short Duration Speaker Verification
Jianbo Ma, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Kong Aik Lee

DNN i-Vector Speaker Verification with Short, Text-Constrained Test Utterances
Jinghua Zhong, Wenping Hu, Frank K. Soong, Helen Meng

Time-Varying Autoregressions for Speaker Verification in Reverberant Conditions
Ville Vestman, Dhananjaya Gowda, Md. Sahidullah, Paavo Alku, Tomi Kinnunen

Deep Speaker Embeddings for Short-Duration Speaker Verification
Gautam Bhattacharya, Jahangir Alam, Patrick Kenny

Using Voice Quality Features to Improve Short-Utterance, Text-Independent Speaker Verification Systems
Soo Jin Park, Gary Yeung, Jody Kreiman, Patricia A. Keating, Abeer Alwan

Gain Compensation for Fast i-Vector Extraction Over Short Duration
Kong Aik Lee, Haizhou Li

Joint Training of Expanded End-to-End DNN for Text-Dependent Speaker Verification
Hee-soo Heo, Jee-weon Jung, IL-ho Yang, Sung-hyun Yoon, Ha-jin Yu


Speaker Characterization and Recognition


Speaker Verification via Estimating Total Variability Space Using Probabilistic Partial Least Squares
Chen Chen, Jiqing Han, Yilin Pan

Deep Speaker Feature Learning for Text-Independent Speaker Verification
Lantian Li, Yixiang Chen, Ying Shi, Zhiyuan Tang, Dong Wang

Duration Mismatch Compensation Using Four-Covariance Model and Deep Neural Network for Speaker Verification
Pierre-Michel Bousquet, Mickael Rouvier

Extended Variability Modeling and Unsupervised Adaptation for PLDA Speaker Recognition
Alan McCree, Gregory Sell, Daniel Garcia-Romero

Improving the Effectiveness of Speaker Verification Domain Adaptation with Inadequate In-Domain Data
Bengt J. Borgström, Elliot Singer, Douglas Reynolds, Seyed Omid Sadjadi

i-Vector DNN Scoring and Calibration for Noise Robust Speaker Verification
Zhili Tan, Man-Wai Mak

Analysis of Score Normalization in Multilingual Speaker Recognition
Pavel Matějka, Ondřej Novotný, Oldřich Plchot, Lukáš Burget, Mireia Diez Sánchez, Jan Černocký

Alternative Approaches to Neural Network Based Speaker Verification
Anna Silnova, Lukáš Burget, Jan Černocký

A Distribution Free Formulation of the Total Variability Model
Ruchir Travadi, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Domain Mismatch Modeling of Out-Domain i-Vectors for PLDA Speaker Verification
Md. Hafizur Rahman, Ivan Himawan, David Dean, Sridha Sridharan


Acoustic Models for ASR 1


An Exploration of Dropout with LSTMs
Gaofeng Cheng, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Daniel Povey, Vimal Manohar, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Yonghong Yan

Residual LSTM: Design of a Deep Recurrent Architecture for Distant Speech Recognition
Jaeyoung Kim, Mostafa El-Khamy, Jungwon Lee

Unfolded Deep Recurrent Convolutional Neural Network with Jump Ahead Connections for Acoustic Modeling
Dung T. Tran, Marc Delcroix, Shigeki Karita, Michael Hentschel, Atsunori Ogawa, Tomohiro Nakatani

Forward-Backward Convolutional LSTM for Acoustic Modeling
Shigeki Karita, Atsunori Ogawa, Marc Delcroix, Tomohiro Nakatani

Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks for Small-Footprint Keyword Spotting
Sercan Ö. Arık, Markus Kliegl, Rewon Child, Joel Hestness, Andrew Gibiansky, Chris Fougner, Ryan Prenger, Adam Coates

Deep Activation Mixture Model for Speech Recognition
Chunyang Wu, Mark J.F. Gales

Ensembles of Multi-Scale VGG Acoustic Models
Michael Heck, Masayuki Suzuki, Takashi Fukuda, Gakuto Kurata, Satoshi Nakamura

Training Context-Dependent DNN Acoustic Models Using Probabilistic Sampling
Tamás Grósz, Gábor Gosztolya, László Tóth

A Comparative Evaluation of GMM-Free State Tying Methods for ASR
Tamás Grósz, Gábor Gosztolya, László Tóth


Acoustic Models for ASR 2


Backstitch: Counteracting Finite-Sample Bias via Negative Steps
Yiming Wang, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Hainan Xu, Xiaohui Zhang, Daniel Povey, Sanjeev Khudanpur

Node Pruning Based on Entropy of Weights and Node Activity for Small-Footprint Acoustic Model Based on Deep Neural Networks
Ryu Takeda, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Kazunori Komatani

End-to-End Training of Acoustic Models for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition with TensorFlow
Ehsan Variani, Tom Bagby, Erik McDermott, Michiel Bacchiani

An Efficient Phone N-Gram Forward-Backward Computation Using Dense Matrix Multiplication
Khe Chai Sim, Arun Narayanan

Parallel Neural Network Features for Improved Tandem Acoustic Modeling
Zoltán Tüske, Wilfried Michel, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

Acoustic Feature Learning via Deep Variational Canonical Correlation Analysis
Qingming Tang, Weiran Wang, Karen Livescu


Dialog Modeling


Online End-of-Turn Detection from Speech Based on Stacked Time-Asynchronous Sequential Networks
Ryo Masumura, Taichi Asami, Hirokazu Masataki, Ryo Ishii, Ryuichiro Higashinaka

Improving Prediction of Speech Activity Using Multi-Participant Respiratory State
Marcin Włodarczak, Kornel Laskowski, Mattias Heldner, Kätlin Aare

Turn-Taking Offsets and Dialogue Context
Peter A. Heeman, Rebecca Lunsford

Towards Deep End-of-Turn Prediction for Situated Spoken Dialogue Systems
Angelika Maier, Julian Hough, David Schlangen

End-of-Utterance Prediction by Prosodic Features and Phrase-Dependency Structure in Spontaneous Japanese Speech
Yuichi Ishimoto, Takehiro Teraoka, Mika Enomoto

Turn-Taking Estimation Model Based on Joint Embedding of Lexical and Prosodic Contents
Chaoran Liu, Carlos Ishi, Hiroshi Ishiguro

Social Signal Detection in Spontaneous Dialogue Using Bidirectional LSTM-CTC
Hirofumi Inaguma, Koji Inoue, Masato Mimura, Tatsuya Kawahara

Entrainment in Multi-Party Spoken Dialogues at Multiple Linguistic Levels
Zahra Rahimi, Anish Kumar, Diane Litman, Susannah Paletz, Mingzhi Yu

Measuring Synchrony in Task-Based Dialogues
Justine Reverdy, Carl Vogel

Sequence to Sequence Modeling for User Simulation in Dialog Systems
Paul Crook, Alex Marin

Human and Automated Scoring of Fluency, Pronunciation and Intonation During Human–Machine Spoken Dialog Interactions
Vikram Ramanarayanan, Patrick L. Lange, Keelan Evanini, Hillary R. Molloy, David Suendermann-Oeft

Hierarchical LSTMs with Joint Learning for Estimating Customer Satisfaction from Contact Center Calls
Atsushi Ando, Ryo Masumura, Hosana Kamiyama, Satoshi Kobashikawa, Yushi Aono

Domain-Independent User Satisfaction Reward Estimation for Dialogue Policy Learning
Stefan Ultes, Paweł Budzianowski, Iñigo Casanueva, Nikola Mrkšić, Lina Rojas-Barahona, Pei-Hao Su, Tsung-Hsien Wen, Milica Gašić, Steve Young

Analysis of the Relationship Between Prosodic Features of Fillers and its Forms or Occurrence Positions
Shizuka Nakamura, Ryosuke Nakanishi, Katsuya Takanashi, Tatsuya Kawahara

Cross-Subject Continuous Emotion Recognition Using Speech and Body Motion in Dyadic Interactions
Syeda Narjis Fatima, Engin Erzin


L1 and L2 Acquisition


An Automatically Aligned Corpus of Child-Directed Speech
Micha Elsner, Kiwako Ito

A Comparison of Danish Listeners’ Processing Cost in Judging the Truth Value of Norwegian, Swedish, and English Sentences
Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Trine Askjær-Jørgensen

On the Role of Temporal Variability in the Acquisition of the German Vowel Length Contrast
Felicitas Kleber

A Data-Driven Approach for Perceptually Validated Acoustic Features for Children’s Sibilant Fricative Productions
Patrick F. Reidy, Mary E. Beckman, Jan Edwards, Benjamin Munson

Proficiency Assessment of ESL Learner’s Sentence Prosody with TTS Synthesized Voice as Reference
Yujia Xiao, Frank K. Soong

Mechanisms of Tone Sandhi Rule Application by Non-Native Speakers
Si Chen, Yunjuan He, Chun Wah Yuen, Bei Li, Yike Yang

Changes in Early L2 Cue-Weighting of Non-Native Speech: Evidence from Learners of Mandarin Chinese
Seth Wiener

Directing Attention During Perceptual Training: A Preliminary Study of Phonetic Learning in Southern Min by Mandarin Speakers
Ying Chen, Eric Pederson

Prosody Analysis of L2 English for Naturalness Evaluation Through Speech Modification
Dean Luo, Ruxin Luo, Lixin Wang

Measuring Encoding Efficiency in Swedish and English Language Learner Speech Production
Gintarė Grigonytė, Gerold Schneider

Lexical Adaptation to a Novel Accent in German: A Comparison Between German, Swedish, and Finnish Listeners
Adriana Hanulíková, Jenny Ekström

Qualitative Differences in L3 Learners’ Neurophysiological Response to L1 versus L2 Transfer
Alejandra Keidel Fernández, Thomas Hörberg

Articulation Rate in Swedish Child-Directed Speech Increases as a Function of the Age of the Child Even When Surprisal is Controlled for
Johan Sjons, Thomas Hörberg, Robert Östling, Johannes Bjerva

The Relationship Between the Perception and Production of Non-Native Tones
Kaile Zhang, Gang Peng

MMN Responses in Adults After Exposure to Bimodal and Unimodal Frequency Distributions of Rotated Speech
Ellen Marklund, Elísabet Eir Cortes, Johan Sjons


Voice, Speech and Hearing Disorders


Float Like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee: Changes in Speech Preceded Parkinsonism Diagnosis for Muhammad Ali
Visar Berisha, Julie Liss, Timothy Huston, Alan Wisler, Yishan Jiao, Jonathan Eig

Cepstral and Entropy Analyses in Vowels Excerpted from Continuous Speech of Dysphonic and Control Speakers
Antonella Castellana, Andreas Selamtzis, Giampiero Salvi, Alessio Carullo, Arianna Astolfi

Classification of Bulbar ALS from Kinematic Features of the Jaw and Lips: Towards Computer-Mediated Assessment
Andrea Bandini, Jordan R. Green, Lorne Zinman, Yana Yunusova

Zero Frequency Filter Based Analysis of Voice Disorders
Nagaraj Adiga, Vikram C.M., Keerthi Pullela, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Hypernasality Severity Analysis in Cleft Lip and Palate Speech Using Vowel Space Area
Nikitha K., Sishir Kalita, C.M. Vikram, M. Pushpavathi, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Automatic Prediction of Speech Evaluation Metrics for Dysarthric Speech
Imed Laaridh, Waad Ben Kheder, Corinne Fredouille, Christine Meunier

Apkinson — A Mobile Monitoring Solution for Parkinson’s Disease
Philipp Klumpp, Thomas Janu, Tomás Arias-Vergara, J.C. Vásquez-Correa, Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave, Elmar Nöth

Dysprosody Differentiate Between Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and Multiple System Atrophy
Jan Hlavnička, Tereza Tykalová, Roman Čmejla, Jiří Klempíř, Evžen Růžička, Jan Rusz

Interpretable Objective Assessment of Dysarthric Speech Based on Deep Neural Networks
Ming Tu, Visar Berisha, Julie Liss

Deep Autoencoder Based Speech Features for Improved Dysarthric Speech Recognition
Bhavik Vachhani, Chitralekha Bhat, Biswajit Das, Sunil Kumar Kopparapu

Prediction of Speech Delay from Acoustic Measurements
Jason Lilley, Madhavi Ratnagiri, H. Timothy Bunnell

The Frequency Range of “The Ling Six Sounds” in Standard Chinese
Aijun Li, Hua Zhang, Wen Sun

Production of Sustained Vowels and Categorical Perception of Tones in Mandarin Among Cochlear-Implanted Children
Wentao Gu, Jiao Yin, James Mahshie


Source Separation and Voice Activity Detection


Audio Content Based Geotagging in Multimedia
Anurag Kumar, Benjamin Elizalde, Bhiksha Raj

Time Delay Histogram Based Speech Source Separation Using a Planar Array
Zhaoqiong Huang, Zhanzhong Cao, Dongwen Ying, Jielin Pan, Yonghong Yan

Excitation Source Features for Improving the Detection of Vowel Onset and Offset Points in a Speech Sequence
Gayadhar Pradhan, Avinash Kumar, S. Shahnawazuddin

A Contrast Function and Algorithm for Blind Separation of Audio Signals
Wei Gao, Roberto Togneri, Victor Sreeram

Weighted Spatial Covariance Matrix Estimation for MUSIC Based TDOA Estimation of Speech Source
Chenglin Xu, Xiong Xiao, Sining Sun, Wei Rao, Eng Siong Chng, Haizhou Li

Speaker Direction-of-Arrival Estimation Based on Frequency-Independent Beampattern
Feng Guo, Yuhang Cao, Zheng Liu, Jiaen Liang, Baoqing Li, Xiaobing Yuan

A Mask Estimation Method Integrating Data Field Model for Speech Enhancement
Xianyun Wang, Changchun Bao, Feng Bao

Improved End-of-Query Detection for Streaming Speech Recognition
Matt Shannon, Gabor Simko, Shuo-Yiin Chang, Carolina Parada

Using Approximated Auditory Roughness as a Pre-Filtering Feature for Human Screaming and Affective Speech AED
Di He, Zuofu Cheng, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Deming Chen

Improving Source Separation via Multi-Speaker Representations
Jeroen Zegers, Hugo Van hamme

Multiple Sound Source Counting and Localization Based on Spatial Principal Eigenvector
Bing Yang, Hong Liu, Cheng Pang

Subband Selection for Binaural Speech Source Localization
Girija Ramesan Karthik, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

Unmixing Convolutive Mixtures by Exploiting Amplitude Co-Modulation: Methods and Evaluation on Mandarin Speech Recordings
Bo-Rui Chen, Huang-Yi Lee, Yi-Wen Liu

Bimodal Recurrent Neural Network for Audiovisual Voice Activity Detection
Fei Tao, Carlos Busso

Domain-Specific Utterance End-Point Detection for Speech Recognition
Roland Maas, Ariya Rastrow, Kyle Goehner, Gautam Tiwari, Shaun Joseph, Björn Hoffmeister

Speech Detection and Enhancement Using Single Microphone for Distant Speech Applications in Reverberant Environments
Vinay Kothapally, John H.L. Hansen


Speech-enhancement


A Post-Filtering Approach Based on Locally Linear Embedding Difference Compensation for Speech Enhancement
Yi-Chiao Wu, Hsin-Te Hwang, Syu-Siang Wang, Chin-Cheng Hsu, Yu Tsao, Hsin-Min Wang

Multi-Target Ensemble Learning for Monaural Speech Separation
Hui Zhang, Xueliang Zhang, Guanglai Gao

Improved Example-Based Speech Enhancement by Using Deep Neural Network Acoustic Model for Noise Robust Example Search
Atsunori Ogawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Marc Delcroix, Tomohiro Nakatani

Subjective Intelligibility of Deep Neural Network-Based Speech Enhancement
Femke B. Gelderblom, Tron V. Tronstad, Erlend Magnus Viggen

Real-Time Modulation Enhancement of Temporal Envelopes for Increasing Speech Intelligibility
Maria Koutsogiannaki, Holly Francois, Kihyun Choo, Eunmi Oh

On the Influence of Modifying Magnitude and Phase Spectrum to Enhance Noisy Speech Signals
Hans-Günter Hirsch, Michael Gref

MixMax Approximation as a Super-Gaussian Log-Spectral Amplitude Estimator for Speech Enhancement
Robert Rehr, Timo Gerkmann

Binary Mask Estimation Strategies for Constrained Imputation-Based Speech Enhancement
Ricard Marxer, Jon Barker

A Fully Convolutional Neural Network for Speech Enhancement
Se Rim Park, Jin Won Lee

Speech Enhancement Using Non-Negative Spectrogram Models with Mel-Generalized Cepstral Regularization
Li Li, Hirokazu Kameoka, Tomoki Toda, Shoji Makino

A Comparison of Perceptually Motivated Loss Functions for Binary Mask Estimation in Speech Separation
Danny Websdale, Ben Milner

Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks for Speech Enhancement and Noise-Robust Speaker Verification
Daniel Michelsanti, Zheng-Hua Tan

Speech Enhancement Using Bayesian Wavenet
Kaizhi Qian, Yang Zhang, Shiyu Chang, Xuesong Yang, Dinei Florêncio, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Binaural Reverberant Speech Separation Based on Deep Neural Networks
Xueliang Zhang, DeLiang Wang

On the Quality and Intelligibility of Noisy Speech Processed for Near-End Listening Enhancement
Tudor-Cătălin Zorilă, Yannis Stylianou


Show & Tell 3


Applications of the BBN Sage Speech Processing Platform
Ralf Meermeier, Sean Colbath

Bob Speaks Kaldi
Milos Cernak, Alain Komaty, Amir Mohammadi, André Anjos, Sébastien Marcel

Real Time Pitch Shifting with Formant Structure Preservation Using the Phase Vocoder
Michał Lenarczyk

A Signal Processing Approach for Speaker Separation Using SFF Analysis
Nivedita Chennupati, B.H.V.S. Narayana Murthy, B. Yegnanarayana

Speech Recognition and Understanding on Hardware-Accelerated DSP
Georg Stemmer, Munir Georges, Joachim Hofer, Piotr Rozen, Josef Bauer, Jakub Nowicki, Tobias Bocklet, Hannah R. Colett, Ohad Falik, Michael Deisher, Sylvia J. Downing

MetaLab: A Repository for Meta-Analyses on Language Development, and More
Sho Tsuji, Christina Bergmann, Molly Lewis, Mika Braginsky, Page Piccinini, Michael C. Frank, Alejandrina Cristia



Keynote 2: Catherine Pelachaud


Conversing with Social Agents That Smile and Laugh
Catherine Pelachaud


Special Session: Digital Revolution for Under-resourced Languages 1


Team ELISA System for DARPA LORELEI Speech Evaluation 2016
Pavlos Papadopoulos, Ruchir Travadi, Colin Vaz, Nikolaos Malandrakis, Ulf Hermjakob, Nima Pourdamghani, Michael Pust, Boliang Zhang, Xiaoman Pan, Di Lu, Ying Lin, Ondřej Glembek, Murali Karthick Baskar, Martin Karafiát, Lukáš Burget, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Heng Ji, Jonathan May, Kevin Knight, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

First Results in Developing a Medieval Latin Language Charter Dictation System for the East-Central Europe Region
Péter Mihajlik, Lili Szabó, Balázs Tarján, András Balog, Krisztina Rábai

The Motivation and Development of MPAi, a Māori Pronunciation Aid
C.I. Watson, P.J. Keegan, M.A. Maclagan, R. Harlow, J. King

On the Linguistic Relevance of Speech Units Learned by Unsupervised Acoustic Modeling
Siyuan Feng, Tan Lee

Deep Auto-Encoder Based Multi-Task Learning Using Probabilistic Transcriptions
Amit Das, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Karel Veselý

Areal and Phylogenetic Features for Multilingual Speech Synthesis
Alexander Gutkin, Richard Sproat


Special Session: Data Collection, Transcription and Annotation Issues in Child Language Acquisition


SLPAnnotator: Tools for Implementing Sign Language Phonetic Annotation
Kathleen Currie Hall, Scott Mackie, Michael Fry, Oksana Tkachman

The LENA System Applied to Swedish: Reliability of the Adult Word Count Estimate
Iris-Corinna Schwarz, Noor Botros, Alekzandra Lord, Amelie Marcusson, Henrik Tidelius, Ellen Marklund

What do Babies Hear? Analyses of Child- and Adult-Directed Speech
Marisa Casillas, Andrei Amatuni, Amanda Seidl, Melanie Soderstrom, Anne S. Warlaumont, Elika Bergelson

A New Workflow for Semi-Automatized Annotations: Tests with Long-Form Naturalistic Recordings of Childrens Language Environments
Marisa Casillas, Elika Bergelson, Anne S. Warlaumont, Alejandrina Cristia, Melanie Soderstrom, Mark VanDam, Han Sloetjes

Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Theories of Phonological Acquisition: A Big Data Approach
Christina Bergmann, Sho Tsuji, Alejandrina Cristia

Which Acoustic and Phonological Factors Shape Infants’ Vowel Discrimination? Exploiting Natural Variation in InPhonDB
Sho Tsuji, Alejandrina Cristia


Special Session: Digital Revolution for Under-resourced Languages 2


The ABAIR Initiative: Bringing Spoken Irish into the Digital Space
Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Neasa Ní Chiaráin, Christoph Wendler, Harald Berthelsen, Andy Murphy, Christer Gobl

Very Low Resource Radio Browsing for Agile Developmental and Humanitarian Monitoring
Armin Saeb, Raghav Menon, Hugh Cameron, William Kibira, John Quinn, Thomas Niesler

Extracting Situation Frames from Non-English Speech: Evaluation Framework and Pilot Results
Nikolaos Malandrakis, Ondřej Glembek, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Eliciting Meaningful Units from Speech
Daniil Kocharov, Tatiana Kachkovskaia, Pavel Skrelin

Unsupervised Speech Signal to Symbol Transformation for Zero Resource Speech Applications
Saurabhchand Bhati, Shekhar Nayak, K. Sri Rama Murty

Machine Assisted Analysis of Vowel Length Contrasts in Wolof
Elodie Gauthier, Laurent Besacier, Sylvie Voisin

Leveraging Text Data for Word Segmentation for Underresourced Languages
Thomas Glarner, Benedikt Boenninghoff, Oliver Walter, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach

Improving DNN Bluetooth Narrowband Acoustic Models by Cross-Bandwidth and Cross-Lingual Initialization
Xiaodan Zhuang, Arnab Ghoshal, Antti-Veikko Rosti, Matthias Paulik, Daben Liu

Joint Estimation of Articulatory Features and Acoustic Models for Low-Resource Languages
Basil Abraham, S. Umesh, Neethu Mariam Joy

Transfer Learning and Distillation Techniques to Improve the Acoustic Modeling of Low Resource Languages
Basil Abraham, Tejaswi Seeram, S. Umesh

Building an ASR Corpus Using Althingi’s Parliamentary Speeches
Inga Rún Helgadóttir, Róbert Kjaran, Anna Björk Nikulásdóttir, Jón Guðnason

Implementation of a Radiology Speech Recognition System for Estonian Using Open Source Software
Tanel Alumäe, Andrus Paats, Ivo Fridolin, Einar Meister

Building ASR Corpora Using Eyra
Jón Guðnason, Matthías Pétursson, Róbert Kjaran, Simon Klüpfel, Anna Björk Nikulásdóttir

Rapid Development of TTS Corpora for Four South African Languages
Daniel van Niekerk, Charl van Heerden, Marelie Davel, Neil Kleynhans, Oddur Kjartansson, Martin Jansche, Linne Ha

Uniform Multilingual Multi-Speaker Acoustic Model for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis of Low-Resourced Languages
Alexander Gutkin

Nativization of Foreign Names in TTS for Automatic Reading of World News in Swahili
Joseph Mendelson, Pilar Oplustil, Oliver Watts, Simon King


Special Session: Computational Models in Child Language Acquisition


Multi-Task Learning for Mispronunciation Detection on Singapore Children’s Mandarin Speech
Rong Tong, Nancy F. Chen, Bin Ma

Relating Unsupervised Word Segmentation to Reported Vocabulary Acquisition
Elin Larsen, Alejandrina Cristia, Emmanuel Dupoux

Modelling the Informativeness of Non-Verbal Cues in Parent-Child Interaction
Mats Wirén, Kristina N. Björkenstam, Robert Östling

Computational Simulations of Temporal Vocalization Behavior in Adult-Child Interaction
Ellen Marklund, David Pagmar, Tove Gerholm, Lisa Gustavsson

Approximating Phonotactic Input in Children’s Linguistic Environments from Orthographic Transcripts
Sofia Strömbergsson, Jens Edlund, Jana Götze, Kristina Nilsson Björkenstam

Learning Weakly Supervised Multimodal Phoneme Embeddings
Rahma Chaabouni, Ewan Dunbar, Neil Zeghidour, Emmanuel Dupoux



Speech Production and Physiology


Aerodynamic Features of French Fricatives
Rosario Signorello, Sergio Hassid, Didier Demolin

Inter-Speaker Variability: Speaker Normalisation and Quantitative Estimation of Articulatory Invariants in Speech Production for French
Antoine Serrurier, Pierre Badin, Louis-Jean Boë, Laurent Lamalle, Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube

Comparison of Basic Beatboxing Articulations Between Expert and Novice Artists Using Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nimisha Patil, Timothy Greer, Reed Blaylock, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Speaker-Specific Biomechanical Model-Based Investigation of a Simple Speech Task Based on Tagged-MRI
Keyi Tang, Negar M. Harandi, Jonghye Woo, Georges El Fakhri, Maureen Stone, Sidney Fels

Sounds of the Human Vocal Tract
Reed Blaylock, Nimisha Patil, Timothy Greer, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

A Simulation Study on the Effect of Glottal Boundary Conditions on Vocal Tract Formants
Yasufumi Uezu, Tokihiko Kaburagi





Acoustic Model Adaptation


Large-Scale Domain Adaptation via Teacher-Student Learning
Jinyu Li, Michael L. Seltzer, Xi Wang, Rui Zhao, Yifan Gong

Improving Children’s Speech Recognition Through Explicit Pitch Scaling Based on Iterative Spectrogram Inversion
W. Ahmad, S. Shahnawazuddin, H.K. Kathania, Gayadhar Pradhan, A.B. Samaddar

RNN-LDA Clustering for Feature Based DNN Adaptation
Xurong Xie, Xunying Liu, Tan Lee, Lan Wang

Robust Online i-Vectors for Unsupervised Adaptation of DNN Acoustic Models: A Study in the Context of Digital Voice Assistants
Harish Arsikere, Sri Garimella

Semi-Supervised Learning with Semantic Knowledge Extraction for Improved Speech Recognition in Air Traffic Control
Ajay Srinivasamurthy, Petr Motlicek, Ivan Himawan, György Szaszák, Youssef Oualil, Hartmut Helmke

Dynamic Layer Normalization for Adaptive Neural Acoustic Modeling in Speech Recognition
Taesup Kim, Inchul Song, Yoshua Bengio


Cognition and Brain Studies


An Entrained Rhythm’s Frequency, Not Phase, Influences Temporal Sampling of Speech
Hans Rutger Bosker, Anne Kösem

Context Regularity Indexed by Auditory N1 and P2 Event-Related Potentials
Xiao Wang, Yanhui Zhang, Gang Peng

Discovering Language in Marmoset Vocalization
Sakshi Verma, K.L. Prateek, Karthik Pandia, Nauman Dawalatabad, Rogier Landman, Jitendra Sharma, Mriganka Sur, Hema A. Murthy

Subject-Independent Classification of Japanese Spoken Sentences by Multiple Frequency Bands Phase Pattern of EEG Response During Speech Perception
Hiroki Watanabe, Hiroki Tanaka, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura

The Phonological Status of the French Initial Accent and its Role in Semantic Processing: An Event-Related Potentials Study
Noémie te Rietmolen, Radouane El Yagoubi, Alain Ghio, Corine Astésano

A Neuro-Experimental Evidence for the Motor Theory of Speech Perception
Bin Zhao, Jianwu Dang, Gaoyan Zhang


Noise Robust Speech Recognition


Speech Representation Learning Using Unsupervised Data-Driven Modulation Filtering for Robust ASR
Purvi Agrawal, Sriram Ganapathy

Combined Multi-Channel NMF-Based Robust Beamforming for Noisy Speech Recognition
Masato Mimura, Yoshiaki Bando, Kazuki Shimada, Shinsuke Sakai, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Tatsuya Kawahara

Recognizing Multi-Talker Speech with Permutation Invariant Training
Dong Yu, Xuankai Chang, Yanmin Qian

Coupled Initialization of Multi-Channel Non-Negative Matrix Factorization Based on Spatial and Spectral Information
Yuuki Tachioka, Tomohiro Narita, Iori Miura, Takanobu Uramoto, Natsuki Monta, Shingo Uenohara, Ken’ichi Furuya, Shinji Watanabe, Jonathan Le Roux

Channel Compensation in the Generalised Vector Taylor Series Approach to Robust ASR
Erfan Loweimi, Jon Barker, Thomas Hain

Robust Speech Recognition via Anchor Word Representations
Brian King, I-Fan Chen, Yonatan Vaizman, Yuzong Liu, Roland Maas, Sree Hari Krishnan Parthasarathi, Björn Hoffmeister


Topic Spotting, Entity Extraction and Semantic Analysis


Towards Zero-Shot Frame Semantic Parsing for Domain Scaling
Ankur Bapna, Gokhan Tür, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Larry Heck

ClockWork-RNN Based Architectures for Slot Filling
Despoina Georgiadou, Vassilios Diakoloukas, Vassilios Tsiaras, Vassilios Digalakis

Investigating the Effect of ASR Tuning on Named Entity Recognition
Mohamed Ameur Ben Jannet, Olivier Galibert, Martine Adda-Decker, Sophie Rosset

Label-Dependency Coding in Simple Recurrent Networks for Spoken Language Understanding
Marco Dinarelli, Vedran Vukotic, Christian Raymond

Minimum Semantic Error Cost Training of Deep Long Short-Term Memory Networks for Topic Spotting on Conversational Speech
Zhong Meng, Biing-Hwang Juang

Topic Identification for Speech Without ASR
Chunxi Liu, Jan Trmal, Matthew Wiesner, Craig Harman, Sanjeev Khudanpur



Lexical and Pronunciation Modeling


Multitask Sequence-to-Sequence Models for Grapheme-to-Phoneme Conversion
Benjamin Milde, Christoph Schmidt, Joachim Köhler

Acoustic Data-Driven Lexicon Learning Based on a Greedy Pronunciation Selection Framework
Xiaohui Zhang, Vimal Manohar, Daniel Povey, Sanjeev Khudanpur

Semi-Supervised Learning of a Pronunciation Dictionary from Disjoint Phonemic Transcripts and Text
Takahiro Shinozaki, Shinji Watanabe, Daichi Mochihashi, Graham Neubig

Improved Subword Modeling for WFST-Based Speech Recognition
Peter Smit, Sami Virpioja, Mikko Kurimo

Pronunciation Learning with RNN-Transducers
Antoine Bruguier, Danushen Gnanapragasam, Leif Johnson, Kanishka Rao, Françoise Beaufays

Learning Similarity Functions for Pronunciation Variations
Einat Naaman, Yossi Adi, Joseph Keshet


Language Recognition


Spoken Language Identification Using LSTM-Based Angular Proximity
G. Gelly, J.L. Gauvain

End-to-End Language Identification Using High-Order Utterance Representation with Bilinear Pooling
Ma Jin, Yan Song, Ian McLoughlin, Wu Guo, Li-Rong Dai

Dialect Recognition Based on Unsupervised Bottleneck Features
Qian Zhang, John H.L. Hansen

Investigating Scalability in Hierarchical Language Identification System
Saad Irtza, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Haizhou Li

Improving Sub-Phone Modeling for Better Native Language Identification with Non-Native English Speech
Yao Qian, Keelan Evanini, Xinhao Wang, David Suendermann-Oeft, Robert A. Pugh, Patrick L. Lange, Hillary R. Molloy, Frank K. Soong

QMDIS: QCRI-MIT Advanced Dialect Identification System
Sameer Khurana, Maryam Najafian, Ahmed Ali, Tuka Al Hanai, Yonatan Belinkov, James Glass


Speaker Database and Anti-spoofing


Detection of Replay Attacks Using Single Frequency Filtering Cepstral Coefficients
K.N.R.K. Raju Alluri, Sivanand Achanta, Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri, Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, Anil Kumar Vuppala

Unsupervised Representation Learning Using Convolutional Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Spoof Speech Detection
Hardik B. Sailor, Madhu R. Kamble, Hemant A. Patil

Independent Modelling of High and Low Energy Speech Frames for Spoofing Detection
Gajan Suthokumar, Kaavya Sriskandaraja, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Chamith Wijenayake, Eliathamby Ambikairajah

Improving Speaker Verification Performance in Presence of Spoofing Attacks Using Out-of-Domain Spoofed Data
Achintya Kr. Sarkar, Md. Sahidullah, Zheng-Hua Tan, Tomi Kinnunen

VoxCeleb: A Large-Scale Speaker Identification Dataset
Arsha Nagrani, Joon Son Chung, Andrew Zisserman

Call My Net Corpus: A Multilingual Corpus for Evaluation of Speaker Recognition Technology
Karen Jones, Stephanie Strassel, Kevin Walker, David Graff, Jonathan Wright


Speech Translation


Sequence-to-Sequence Models Can Directly Translate Foreign Speech
Ron J. Weiss, Jan Chorowski, Navdeep Jaitly, Yonghui Wu, Zhifeng Chen

Structured-Based Curriculum Learning for End-to-End English-Japanese Speech Translation
Takatomo Kano, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura

Assessing the Tolerance of Neural Machine Translation Systems Against Speech Recognition Errors
Nicholas Ruiz, Mattia Antonino Di Gangi, Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico

Toward Expressive Speech Translation: A Unified Sequence-to-Sequence LSTMs Approach for Translating Words and Emphasis
Quoc Truong Do, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura

NMT-Based Segmentation and Punctuation Insertion for Real-Time Spoken Language Translation
Eunah Cho, Jan Niehues, Alex Waibel


Multi-channel Speech Enhancement


Tight Integration of Spatial and Spectral Features for BSS with Deep Clustering Embeddings
Lukas Drude, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach

Speaker-Aware Neural Network Based Beamformer for Speaker Extraction in Speech Mixtures
Kateřina Žmolíková, Marc Delcroix, Keisuke Kinoshita, Takuya Higuchi, Atsunori Ogawa, Tomohiro Nakatani

Eigenvector-Based Speech Mask Estimation Using Logistic Regression
Lukas Pfeifenberger, Matthias Zöhrer, Franz Pernkopf

Real-Time Speech Enhancement with GCC-NMF
Sean U.N. Wood, Jean Rouat

Coherence-Based Dual-Channel Noise Reduction Algorithm in a Complex Noisy Environment
Youna Ji, Jun Byun, Young-cheol Park

Glottal Model Based Speech Beamforming for ad-hoc Microphone Arrays
Yang Zhang, Dinei Florêncio, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson


Speech Recognition: Applications in Medical Practice


Acoustic Assessment of Disordered Voice with Continuous Speech Based on Utterance-Level ASR Posterior Features
Yuanyuan Liu, Tan Lee, P.C. Ching, Thomas K.T. Law, Kathy Y.S. Lee

Multi-Stage DNN Training for Automatic Recognition of Dysarthric Speech
Emre Yılmaz, Mario Ganzeboom, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

Improving Child Speech Disorder Assessment by Incorporating Out-of-Domain Adult Speech
Daniel Smith, Alex Sneddon, Lauren Ward, Andreas Duenser, Jill Freyne, David Silvera-Tawil, Angela Morgan

On Improving Acoustic Models for TORGO Dysarthric Speech Database
Neethu Mariam Joy, S. Umesh, Basil Abraham

Glottal Source Features for Automatic Speech-Based Depression Assessment
Olympia Simantiraki, Paulos Charonyktakis, Anastasia Pampouchidou, Manolis Tsiknakis, Martin Cooke

Speech Processing Approach for Diagnosing Dementia in an Early Stage
Roozbeh Sadeghian, J. David Schaffer, Stephen A. Zahorian



Speech Recognition: Technologies for New Applications and Paradigms


Developing On-Line Speaker Diarization System
Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Petr Fousek

Comparison of Non-Parametric Bayesian Mixture Models for Syllable Clustering and Zero-Resource Speech Processing
Shreyas Seshadri, Ulpu Remes, Okko Räsänen

Automatic Evaluation of Children Reading Aloud on Sentences and Pseudowords
Jorge Proença, Carla Lopes, Michael Tjalve, Andreas Stolcke, Sara Candeias, Fernando Perdigão

Off-Topic Spoken Response Detection with Word Embeddings
Su-Youn Yoon, Chong Min Lee, Ikkyu Choi, Xinhao Wang, Matthew Mulholland, Keelan Evanini

Improving Mispronunciation Detection for Non-Native Learners with Multisource Information and LSTM-Based Deep Models
Wei Li, Nancy F. Chen, Sabato Marco Siniscalchi, Chin-Hui Lee

Automatic Explanation Spot Estimation Method Targeted at Text and Figures in Lecture Slides
Shoko Tsujimura, Kazumasa Yamamoto, Seiichi Nakagawa

Multiview Representation Learning via Deep CCA for Silent Speech Recognition
Myungjong Kim, Beiming Cao, Ted Mau, Jun Wang

Use of Graphemic Lexicons for Spoken Language Assessment
K.M. Knill, Mark J.F. Gales, K. Kyriakopoulos, A. Ragni, Y. Wang

Distilling Knowledge from an Ensemble of Models for Punctuation Prediction
Jiangyan Yi, Jianhua Tao, Zhengqi Wen, Ya Li

A Mostly Data-Driven Approach to Inverse Text Normalization
Ernest Pusateri, Bharat Ram Ambati, Elizabeth Brooks, Ondrej Platek, Donald McAllaster, Venki Nagesha

Mismatched Crowdsourcing from Multiple Annotator Languages for Recognizing Zero-Resourced Languages: A Nullspace Clustering Approach
Wenda Chen, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Nancy F. Chen, Boon Pang Lim

Experiments in Character-Level Neural Network Models for Punctuation
William Gale, Sarangarajan Parthasarathy

Multi-Channel Apollo Mission Speech Transcripts Calibration
Lakshmish Kaushik, Abhijeet Sangwan, John H.L. Hansen


Speaker and Language Recognition Applications


Calibration Approaches for Language Detection
Mitchell McLaren, Luciana Ferrer, Diego Castan, Aaron Lawson

Bidirectional Modelling for Short Duration Language Identification
Sarith Fernando, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Julien Epps

Conditional Generative Adversarial Nets Classifier for Spoken Language Identification
Peng Shen, Xugang Lu, Sheng Li, Hisashi Kawai

Tied Hidden Factors in Neural Networks for End-to-End Speaker Recognition
Antonio Miguel, Jorge Llombart, Alfonso Ortega, Eduardo Lleida

Speaker Clustering by Iteratively Finding Discriminative Feature Space and Cluster Labels
Sungrack Yun, Hye Jin Jang, Taesu Kim

Domain Adaptation of PLDA Models in Broadcast Diarization by Means of Unsupervised Speaker Clustering
Ignacio Viñals, Alfonso Ortega, Jesús Villalba, Antonio Miguel, Eduardo Lleida

LSTM Neural Network-Based Speaker Segmentation Using Acoustic and Language Modelling
Miquel India, José A.R. Fonollosa, Javier Hernando

Acoustic Pairing of Original and Dubbed Voices in the Context of Video Game Localization
Adrien Gresse, Mickael Rouvier, Richard Dufour, Vincent Labatut, Jean-François Bonastre

Homogeneity Measure Impact on Target and Non-Target Trials in Forensic Voice Comparison
Moez Ajili, Jean-François Bonastre, Waad Ben Kheder, Solange Rossato, Juliette Kahn

Null-Hypothesis LLR: A Proposal for Forensic Automatic Speaker Recognition
Yosef A. Solewicz, Michael Jessen, David van der Vloed

The Opensesame NIST 2016 Speaker Recognition Evaluation System
Gang Liu, Qi Qian, Zhibin Wang, Qingen Zhao, Tianzhou Wang, Hao Li, Jian Xue, Shenghuo Zhu, Rong Jin, Tuo Zhao

IITG-Indigo System for NIST 2016 SRE Challenge
Nagendra Kumar, Rohan Kumar Das, Sarfaraz Jelil, Dhanush B.K., H. Kashyap, K. Sri Rama Murty, Sriram Ganapathy, Rohit Sinha, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Locally Weighted Linear Discriminant Analysis for Robust Speaker Verification
Abhinav Misra, Shivesh Ranjan, John H.L. Hansen

Recursive Whitening Transformation for Speaker Recognition on Language Mismatched Condition
Suwon Shon, Seongkyu Mun, Hanseok Ko


Spoken Document Processing


Query-by-Example Search with Discriminative Neural Acoustic Word Embeddings
Shane Settle, Keith Levin, Herman Kamper, Karen Livescu

Constructing Acoustic Distances Between Subwords and States Obtained from a Deep Neural Network for Spoken Term Detection
Daisuke Kaneko, Ryota Konno, Kazunori Kojima, Kazuyo Tanaka, Shi-wook Lee, Yoshiaki Itoh

Fast and Accurate OOV Decoder on High-Level Features
Yuri Khokhlov, Natalia Tomashenko, Ivan Medennikov, Aleksei Romanenko

Exploring the Use of Significant Words Language Modeling for Spoken Document Retrieval
Ying-Wen Chen, Kuan-Yu Chen, Hsin-Min Wang, Berlin Chen

Incorporating Acoustic Features for Spontaneous Speech Driven Content Retrieval
Hiroto Tasaki, Tomoyosi Akiba

Order-Preserving Abstractive Summarization for Spoken Content Based on Connectionist Temporal Classification
Bo-Ru Lu, Frank Shyu, Yun-Nung Chen, Hung-Yi Lee, Lin-Shan Lee

Automatic Alignment Between Classroom Lecture Utterances and Slide Components
Masatoshi Tsuchiya, Ryo Minamiguchi

Compensating Gender Variability in Query-by-Example Search on Speech Using Voice Conversion
Paula Lopez-Otero, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Carmen Garcia-Mateo

Zero-Shot Learning Across Heterogeneous Overlapping Domains
Anjishnu Kumar, Pavankumar Reddy Muddireddy, Markus Dreyer, Björn Hoffmeister

Hierarchical Recurrent Neural Network for Story Segmentation
Emiru Tsunoo, Peter Bell, Steve Renals

Evaluating Automatic Topic Segmentation as a Segment Retrieval Task
Abdessalam Bouchekif, Delphine Charlet, Géraldine Damnati, Nathalie Camelin, Yannick Estève

Improving Speech Recognizers by Refining Broadcast Data with Inaccurate Subtitle Timestamps
Jeong-Uk Bang, Mu-Yeol Choi, Sang-Hun Kim, Oh-Wook Kwon

A Relevance Score Estimation for Spoken Term Detection Based on RNN-Generated Pronunciation Embeddings
Jan Švec, Josef V. Psutka, Luboš Šmídl, Jan Trmal



Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics


Mental Representation of Japanese Mora; Focusing on its Intrinsic Duration
Kosuke Sugai

Temporal Dynamics of Lateral Channel Formation in /l/: 3D EMA Data from Australian English
Jia Ying, Christopher Carignan, Jason A. Shaw, Michael Proctor, Donald Derrick, Catherine T. Best

Vowel and Consonant Sequences in three Bavarian Dialects of Austria
Nicola Klingler, Sylvia Moosmüller, Hannes Scheutz

Acoustic Cues to the Singleton-Geminate Contrast: The Case of Libyan Arabic Sonorants
Amel Issa

Mel-Cepstral Distortion of German Vowels in Different Information Density Contexts
Erika Brandt, Frank Zimmerer, Bistra Andreeva, Bernd Möbius

Effect of Formant and F0 Discontinuity on Perceived Vowel Duration: Impacts for Concatenative Speech Synthesis
Tomáš Bořil, Pavel Šturm, Radek Skarnitzl, Jan Volín

An Ultrasound Study of Alveolar and Retroflex Consonants in Arrernte: Stressed and Unstressed Syllables
Marija Tabain, Richard Beare

Reshaping the Transformed LF Model: Generating the Glottal Source from the Waveshape Parameter Rd
Christer Gobl

Kinematic Signatures of Prosody in Lombard Speech
Štefan Beňuš, Juraj Šimko, Mona Lehtinen

What do Finnish and Central Bavarian Have in Common? Towards an Acoustically Based Quantity Typology
Markus Jochim, Felicitas Kleber

Locating Burst Onsets Using SFF Envelope and Phase Information
Bhanu Teja Nellore, RaviShankar Prasad, Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri, Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, B. Yegnanarayana

A Preliminary Phonetic Investigation of Alphabetic Words in Mandarin Chinese
Hongwei Ding, Yuanyuan Zhang, Hongchao Liu, Chu-Ren Huang

A Quantitative Measure of the Impact of Coarticulation on Phone Discriminability
Thomas Schatz, Rory Turnbull, Francis Bach, Emmanuel Dupoux


Music and Audio Processing


Sinusoidal Partials Tracking for Singing Analysis Using the Heuristic of the Minimal Frequency and Magnitude Difference
Kin Wah Edward Lin, Hans Anderson, Clifford So, Simon Lui

Audio Scene Classification with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
Huy Phan, Philipp Koch, Fabrice Katzberg, Marco Maass, Radoslaw Mazur, Alfred Mertins

Automatic Time-Frequency Analysis of Echolocation Signals Using the Matched Gaussian Multitaper Spectrogram
Maria Sandsten, Isabella Reinhold, Josefin Starkhammar

Classification-Based Detection of Glottal Closure Instants from Speech Signals
Jindřich Matoušek, Daniel Tihelka

A Domain Knowledge-Assisted Nonlinear Model for Head-Related Transfer Functions Based on Bottleneck Deep Neural Network
Xiaoke Qi, Jianhua Tao

Laryngeal Articulation During Trumpet Performance: An Exploratory Study
Luis M.T. Jesus, Bruno Rocha, Andreia Hall

Matrix of Polynomials Model Based Polynomial Dictionary Learning Method for Acoustic Impulse Response Modeling
Jian Guan, Xuan Wang, Pengming Feng, Jing Dong, Wenwu Wang

Acoustic Scene Classification Using a CNN-SuperVector System Trained with Auditory and Spectrogram Image Features
Rakib Hyder, Shabnam Ghaffarzadegan, Zhe Feng, John H.L. Hansen, Taufiq Hasan

An Environmental Feature Representation for Robust Speech Recognition and for Environment Identification
Xue Feng, Brigitte Richardson, Scott Amman, James Glass

Attention and Localization Based on a Deep Convolutional Recurrent Model for Weakly Supervised Audio Tagging
Yong Xu, Qiuqiang Kong, Qiang Huang, Wenwu Wang, Mark D. Plumbley

An Audio Based Piano Performance Evaluation Method Using Deep Neural Network Based Acoustic Modeling
Jing Pan, Ming Li, Zhanmei Song, Xin Li, Xiaolin Liu, Hua Yi, Manman Zhu

Music Tempo Estimation Using Sub-Band Synchrony
Shreyan Chowdhury, Tanaya Guha, Rajesh M. Hegde

A Transfer Learning Based Feature Extractor for Polyphonic Sound Event Detection Using Connectionist Temporal Classification
Yun Wang, Florian Metze

A Note Based Query By Humming System Using Convolutional Neural Network
Naziba Mostafa, Pascale Fung

Unsupervised Filterbank Learning Using Convolutional Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Environmental Sound Classification
Hardik B. Sailor, Dharmesh M. Agrawal, Hemant A. Patil

Novel Shifted Real Spectrum for Exact Signal Reconstruction
Meet H. Soni, Rishabh Tak, Hemant A. Patil



Prosody


Trisyllabic Tone 3 Sandhi Patterns in Mandarin Produced by Cantonese Speakers
Jung-Yueh Tu, Janice Wing-Sze Wong, Jih-Ho Cha

Intonation of Contrastive Topic in Estonian
Heete Sahkai, Meelis Mihkla

Reanalyze Fundamental Frequency Peak Delay in Mandarin
Lixia Hao, Wei Zhang, Yanlu Xie, Jinsong Zhang

How Does the Absence of Shared Knowledge Between Interlocutors Affect the Production of French Prosodic Forms?
Amandine Michelas, Cecile Cau, Maud Champagne-Lavau

Three Dimensions of Sentence Prosody and Their (Non-)Interactions
Michael Wagner, Michael McAuliffe

Using Prosody to Classify Discourse Relations
Janine Kleinhans, Mireia Farrús, Agustín Gravano, Juan Manuel Pérez, Catherine Lai, Leo Wanner

Canonical Correlation Analysis and Prediction of Perceived Rhythmic Prominences and Pitch Tones in Speech
Elizabeth Godoy, James R. Williamson, Thomas F. Quatieri

Evaluation of Spectral Tilt Measures for Sentence Prominence Under Different Noise Conditions
Sofoklis Kakouros, Okko Räsänen, Paavo Alku

Creaky Voice as a Function of Tonal Categories and Prosodic Boundaries
Jianjing Kuang

The Acoustics of Word Stress in Czech as a Function of Speaking Style
Radek Skarnitzl, Anders Eriksson

What You See is What You Get Prosodically Less — Visibility Shapes Prosodic Prominence Production in Spontaneous Interaction
Petra Wagner, Nataliya Bryhadyr

Focus Acoustics in Mandarin Nominals
Yu-Yin Hsu, Anqi Xu

Exploring Multidimensionality: Acoustic and Articulatory Correlates of Swedish Word Accents
Malin Svensson Lundmark, Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Otto Ewald

The Perception of English Intonation Patterns by German L2 Speakers of English
Karin Puga, Robert Fuchs, Jane Setter, Peggy Mok


Speaker States and Traits


The Perception of Emotions in Noisified Nonsense Speech
Emilia Parada-Cabaleiro, Alice Baird, Anton Batliner, Nicholas Cummins, Simone Hantke, Björn Schuller

Attention Networks for Modeling Behaviors in Addiction Counseling
James Gibson, Doğan Can, Panayiotis Georgiou, David C. Atkins, Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Computational Analysis of Acoustic Descriptors in Psychotic Patients
Torsten Wörtwein, Tadas Baltrušaitis, Eugene Laksana, Luciana Pennant, Elizabeth S. Liebson, Dost Öngür, Justin T. Baker, Louis-Philippe Morency

Modeling Perceivers Neural-Responses Using Lobe-Dependent Convolutional Neural Network to Improve Speech Emotion Recognition
Ya-Tse Wu, Hsuan-Yu Chen, Yu-Hsien Liao, Li-Wei Kuo, Chi-Chun Lee

Implementing Gender-Dependent Vowel-Level Analysis for Boosting Speech-Based Depression Recognition
Bogdan Vlasenko, Hesam Sagha, Nicholas Cummins, Björn Schuller

Bilingual Word Embeddings for Cross-Lingual Personality Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Nets
Farhad Bin Siddique, Pascale Fung

Emotion Category Mapping to Emotional Space by Cross-Corpus Emotion Labeling
Yoshiko Arimoto, Hiroki Mori

Big Five vs. Prosodic Features as Cues to Detect Abnormality in SSPNET-Personality Corpus
Cedric Fayet, Arnaud Delhay, Damien Lolive, Pierre-François Marteau

Speech Rate Comparison When Talking to a System and Talking to a Human: A Study from a Speech-to-Speech, Machine Translation Mediated Map Task
Hayakawa Akira, Carl Vogel, Saturnino Luz, Nick Campbell

Approaching Human Performance in Behavior Estimation in Couples Therapy Using Deep Sentence Embeddings
Shao-Yen Tseng, Brian Baucom, Panayiotis Georgiou

Complexity in Speech and its Relation to Emotional Bond in Therapist-Patient Interactions During Suicide Risk Assessment Interviews
Md. Nasir, Brian Baucom, Craig J. Bryan, Shrikanth S. Narayanan, Panayiotis Georgiou

An Investigation of Emotion Dynamics and Kalman Filtering for Speech-Based Emotion Prediction
Zhaocheng Huang, Julien Epps


Language Understanding and Generation


Zero-Shot Learning for Natural Language Understanding Using Domain-Independent Sequential Structure and Question Types
Kugatsu Sadamitsu, Yukinori Homma, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Yoshihiro Matsuo

Parallel Hierarchical Attention Networks with Shared Memory Reader for Multi-Stream Conversational Document Classification
Naoki Sawada, Ryo Masumura, Hiromitsu Nishizaki

Internal Memory Gate for Recurrent Neural Networks with Application to Spoken Language Understanding
Mohamed Morchid

Character-Based Embedding Models and Reranking Strategies for Understanding Natural Language Meal Descriptions
Mandy Korpusik, Zachary Collins, James Glass

Quaternion Denoising Encoder-Decoder for Theme Identification of Telephone Conversations
Titouan Parcollet, Mohamed Morchid, Georges Linarès

ASR Error Management for Improving Spoken Language Understanding
Edwin Simonnet, Sahar Ghannay, Nathalie Camelin, Yannick Estève, Renato De Mori

Jointly Trained Sequential Labeling and Classification by Sparse Attention Neural Networks
Mingbo Ma, Kai Zhao, Liang Huang, Bing Xiang, Bowen Zhou

To Plan or not to Plan? Discourse Planning in Slot-Value Informed Sequence to Sequence Models for Language Generation
Neha Nayak, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Marilyn Walker, Larry Heck

Online Adaptation of an Attention-Based Neural Network for Natural Language Generation
Matthieu Riou, Bassam Jabaian, Stéphane Huet, Fabrice Lefèvre

Spanish Sign Language Recognition with Different Topology Hidden Markov Models
Carlos-D. Martínez-Hinarejos, Zuzanna Parcheta

OpenMM: An Open-Source Multimodal Feature Extraction Tool
Michelle Renee Morales, Stefan Scherer, Rivka Levitan

Speaker Dependency Analysis, Audiovisual Fusion Cues and a Multimodal BLSTM for Conversational Engagement Recognition
Yuyun Huang, Emer Gilmartin, Nick Campbell


Voice Conversion 2


Voice Conversion from Unaligned Corpora Using Variational Autoencoding Wasserstein Generative Adversarial Networks
Chin-Cheng Hsu, Hsin-Te Hwang, Yi-Chiao Wu, Yu Tsao, Hsin-Min Wang

CAB: An Energy-Based Speaker Clustering Model for Rapid Adaptation in Non-Parallel Voice Conversion
Toru Nakashika

Phoneme-Discriminative Features for Dysarthric Speech Conversion
Ryo Aihara, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki

Denoising Recurrent Neural Network for Deep Bidirectional LSTM Based Voice Conversion
Jie Wu, D.-Y. Huang, Lei Xie, Haizhou Li

Speaker Dependent Approach for Enhancing a Glossectomy Patient’s Speech via GMM-Based Voice Conversion
Kei Tanaka, Sunao Hara, Masanobu Abe, Masaaki Sato, Shogo Minagi

Generative Adversarial Network-Based Postfilter for STFT Spectrograms
Takuhiro Kaneko, Shinji Takaki, Hirokazu Kameoka, Junichi Yamagishi

Generative Adversarial Network-Based Glottal Waveform Model for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
Bajibabu Bollepalli, Lauri Juvela, Paavo Alku

Emotional Voice Conversion with Adaptive Scales F0 Based on Wavelet Transform Using Limited Amount of Emotional Data
Zhaojie Luo, Jinhui Chen, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki

Speaker Adaptation in DNN-Based Speech Synthesis Using d-Vectors
Rama Doddipatla, Norbert Braunschweiler, Ranniery Maia

Spectro-Temporal Modelling with Time-Frequency LSTM and Structured Output Layer for Voice Conversion
Runnan Li, Zhiyong Wu, Yishuang Ning, Lifa Sun, Helen Meng, Lianhong Cai

Segment Level Voice Conversion with Recurrent Neural Networks
Miguel Varela Ramos, Alan W. Black, Ramon Fernandez Astudillo, Isabel Trancoso, Nuno Fonseca


Show & Tell 5


Creating a Voice for MiRo, the World’s First Commercial Biomimetic Robot
Roger K. Moore, Ben Mitchinson

A Thematicity-Based Prosody Enrichment Tool for CTS
Mónica Domínguez, Mireia Farrús, Leo Wanner

WebSubDub — Experimental System for Creating High-Quality Alternative Audio Track for TV Broadcasting
Martin Grůber, Jindřich Matoušek, Zdeněk Hanzlíček, Jakub Vít, Daniel Tihelka

Voice Conservation and TTS System for People Facing Total Laryngectomy
Markéta Jůzová, Daniel Tihelka, Jindřich Matoušek, Zdeněk Hanzlíček

TBT (Toolkit to Build TTS): A High Performance Framework to Build Multiple Language HTS Voice
Atish Shankar Ghone, Rachana Nerpagar, Pranaw Kumar, Arun Baby, Aswin Shanmugam, Sasikumar M., Hema A. Murthy

SIAK — A Game for Foreign Language Pronunciation Learning
Reima Karhila, Sari Ylinen, Seppo Enarvi, Kalle Palomäki, Aleksander Nikulin, Olli Rantula, Vertti Viitanen, Krupakar Dhinakaran, Anna-Riikka Smolander, Heini Kallio, Katja Junttila, Maria Uther, Perttu Hämäläinen, Mikko Kurimo


Show & Tell 6


Integrating the Talkamatic Dialogue Manager with Alexa
Staffan Larsson, Alex Berman, Andreas Krona, Fredrik Kronlid

A Robust Medical Speech-to-Speech/Speech-to-Sign Phraselator
Farhia Ahmed, Pierrette Bouillon, Chelle Destefano, Johanna Gerlach, Sonia Halimi, Angela Hooper, Manny Rayner, Hervé Spechbach, Irene Strasly, Nikos Tsourakis

Towards an Autarkic Embedded Cognitive User Interface
Frank Duckhorn, Markus Huber, Werner Meyer, Oliver Jokisch, Constanze Tschöpe, Matthias Wolff

Nora the Empathetic Psychologist
Genta Indra Winata, Onno Kampman, Yang Yang, Anik Dey, Pascale Fung

Modifying Amazon’s Alexa ASR Grammar and Lexicon — A Case Study
Hassan Alam, Aman Kumar, Manan Vyas, Tina Werner, Rachmat Hartono


Keynote 3: Björn Lindblom


Re-Inventing Speech — The Biological Way
Björn Lindblom


Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Computational Paralinguistics ChallengE (ComParE) 1


The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Addressee, Cold & Snoring
Björn Schuller, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Elika Bergelson, Jarek Krajewski, Christoph Janott, Andrei Amatuni, Marisa Casillas, Amanda Seidl, Melanie Soderstrom, Anne S. Warlaumont, Guillermo Hidalgo, Sebastian Schnieder, Clemens Heiser, Winfried Hohenhorst, Michael Herzog, Maximilian Schmitt, Kun Qian, Yue Zhang, George Trigeorgis, Panagiotis Tzirakis, Stefanos Zafeiriou

Description of the Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Corpus (URTIC)
Jarek Krajewski, Sebastian Schieder, Anton Batliner

Description of the Munich-Passau Snore Sound Corpus (MPSSC)
Christoph Janott, Anton Batliner

Description of the Homebank Child/Adult Addressee Corpus (HB-CHAAC)
Elika Bergelson, Andrei Amatuni, Marisa Casillas, Amanda Seidl, Melanie Soderstrom, Anne S. Warlaumont

It Sounds Like You Have a Cold! Testing Voice Features for the Interspeech 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Cold Challenge
Mark Huckvale, András Beke

End-to-End Deep Learning Framework for Speech Paralinguistics Detection Based on Perception Aware Spectrum
Danwei Cai, Zhidong Ni, Wenbo Liu, Weicheng Cai, Gang Li, Ming Li

Infected Phonemes: How a Cold Impairs Speech on a Phonetic Level
Johannes Wagner, Thiago Fraga-Silva, Yvan Josse, Dominik Schiller, Andreas Seiderer, Elisabeth André

Phoneme State Posteriorgram Features for Speech Based Automatic Classification of Speakers in Cold and Healthy Condition
Akshay Kalkunte Suresh, Srinivasa Raghavan K.M., Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

An Integrated Solution for Snoring Sound Classification Using Bhattacharyya Distance Based GMM Supervectors with SVM, Feature Selection with Random Forest and Spectrogram with CNN
Tin Lay Nwe, Huy Dat Tran, Wen Zheng Terence Ng, Bin Ma


Special Session: State of the Art in Physics-based Voice Simulation


Acoustic Analysis of Detailed Three-Dimensional Shape of the Human Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
Tatsuya Kitamura, Hironori Takemoto, Hisanori Makinae, Tetsutaro Yamaguchi, Kotaro Maki

A Semi-Polar Grid Strategy for the Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of Vowel-Vowel Sequences
Marc Arnela, Saeed Dabbaghchian, Oriol Guasch, Olov Engwall

A Fast Robust 1D Flow Model for a Self-Oscillating Coupled 2D FEM Vocal Fold Simulation
Arvind Vasudevan, Victor Zappi, Peter Anderson, Sidney Fels

Waveform Patterns in Pitch Glides Near a Vocal Tract Resonance
Tiina Murtola, Jarmo Malinen

A Unified Numerical Simulation of Vowel Production That Comprises Phonation and the Emitted Sound
Niyazi Cem Degirmenci, Johan Jansson, Johan Hoffman, Marc Arnela, Patricia Sánchez-Martín, Oriol Guasch, Sten Ternström

Synthesis of VV Utterances from Muscle Activation to Sound with a 3D Model
Saeed Dabbaghchian, Marc Arnela, Olov Engwall, Oriol Guasch


Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Computational Paralinguistics ChallengE (ComParE) 2


A Dual Source-Filter Model of Snore Audio for Snorer Group Classification
Achuth Rao M.V., Shivani Yadav, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

An ‘End-to-Evolution’ Hybrid Approach for Snore Sound Classification
Michael Freitag, Shahin Amiriparian, Nicholas Cummins, Maurice Gerczuk, Björn Schuller

Snore Sound Classification Using Image-Based Deep Spectrum Features
Shahin Amiriparian, Maurice Gerczuk, Sandra Ottl, Nicholas Cummins, Michael Freitag, Sergey Pugachevskiy, Alice Baird, Björn Schuller

Exploring Fusion Methods and Feature Space for the Classification of Paralinguistic Information
David Tavarez, Xabier Sarasola, Agustin Alonso, Jon Sanchez, Luis Serrano, Eva Navas, Inma Hernáez

DNN-Based Feature Extraction and Classifier Combination for Child-Directed Speech, Cold and Snoring Identification
Gábor Gosztolya, Róbert Busa-Fekete, Tamás Grósz, László Tóth

Introducing Weighted Kernel Classifiers for Handling Imbalanced Paralinguistic Corpora: Snoring, Addressee and Cold
Heysem Kaya, Alexey A. Karpov

The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: A Summary of Results
Stefan Steidl

Discussion
Björn Schuller, Anton Batliner


Discriminative Training for ASR


Multitask Learning with Low-Level Auxiliary Tasks for Encoder-Decoder Based Speech Recognition
Shubham Toshniwal, Hao Tang, Liang Lu, Karen Livescu

Optimizing Expected Word Error Rate via Sampling for Speech Recognition
Matt Shannon

Annealed f-Smoothing as a Mechanism to Speed up Neural Network Training
Tara N. Sainath, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Olivier Siohan, Arun Narayanan

Non-Uniform MCE Training of Deep Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Networks for Keyword Spotting
Zhong Meng, Biing-Hwang Juang

Exploiting Eigenposteriors for Semi-Supervised Training of DNN Acoustic Models with Sequence Discrimination
Pranay Dighe, Afsaneh Asaei, Hervé Bourlard

Discriminative Autoencoders for Acoustic Modeling
Ming-Han Yang, Hung-Shin Lee, Yu-Ding Lu, Kuan-Yu Chen, Yu Tsao, Berlin Chen, Hsin-Min Wang



Spoken Term Detection


A Rescoring Approach for Keyword Search Using Lattice Context Information
Zhipeng Chen, Ji Wu

The Kaldi OpenKWS System: Improving Low Resource Keyword Search
Jan Trmal, Matthew Wiesner, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Xiaohui Zhang, Pegah Ghahremani, Yiming Wang, Vimal Manohar, Hainan Xu, Daniel Povey, Sanjeev Khudanpur

The STC Keyword Search System for OpenKWS 2016 Evaluation
Yuri Khokhlov, Ivan Medennikov, Aleksei Romanenko, Valentin Mendelev, Maxim Korenevsky, Alexey Prudnikov, Natalia Tomashenko, Alexander Zatvornitsky

Compressed Time Delay Neural Network for Small-Footprint Keyword Spotting
Ming Sun, David Snyder, Yixin Gao, Varun Nagaraja, Mike Rodehorst, Sankaran Panchapagesan, Nikko Strom, Spyros Matsoukas, Shiv Vitaladevuni

Symbol Sequence Search from Telephone Conversation
Masayuki Suzuki, Gakuto Kurata, Abhinav Sethy, Bhuvana Ramabhadran, Kenneth W. Church, Mark Drake

Similarity Learning Based Query Modeling for Keyword Search
Batuhan Gundogdu, Murat Saraclar



Speech Recognition: Multimodal Systems


Combining Residual Networks with LSTMs for Lipreading
Themos Stafylakis, Georgios Tzimiropoulos

Improving Computer Lipreading via DNN Sequence Discriminative Training Techniques
Kwanchiva Thangthai, Richard Harvey

Improving Speaker-Independent Lipreading with Domain-Adversarial Training
Michael Wand, Jürgen Schmidhuber

Turbo Decoders for Audio-Visual Continuous Speech Recognition
Ahmed Hussen Abdelaziz

DNN-Based Ultrasound-to-Speech Conversion for a Silent Speech Interface
Tamás Gábor Csapó, Tamás Grósz, Gábor Gosztolya, László Tóth, Alexandra Markó

Visually Grounded Learning of Keyword Prediction from Untranscribed Speech
Herman Kamper, Shane Settle, Gregory Shakhnarovich, Karen Livescu


Neural Network Acoustic Models for ASR 3


Deep Neural Factorization for Speech Recognition
Jen-Tzung Chien, Chen Shen

Semi-Supervised DNN Training with Word Selection for ASR
Karel Veselý, Lukáš Burget, Jan Černocký

Gaussian Prediction Based Attention for Online End-to-End Speech Recognition
Junfeng Hou, Shiliang Zhang, Li-Rong Dai

Efficient Knowledge Distillation from an Ensemble of Teachers
Takashi Fukuda, Masayuki Suzuki, Gakuto Kurata, Samuel Thomas, Jia Cui, Bhuvana Ramabhadran

An Analysis of “Attention” in Sequence-to-Sequence Models
Rohit Prabhavalkar, Tara N. Sainath, Bo Li, Kanishka Rao, Navdeep Jaitly

Neural Speech Recognizer: Acoustic-to-Word LSTM Model for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition
Hagen Soltau, Hank Liao, Haşim Sak




Forensic Phonetics and Sociophonetic Varieties


What is the Relevant Population? Considerations for the Computation of Likelihood Ratios in Forensic Voice Comparison
Vincent Hughes, Paul Foulkes

Voice Disguise vs. Impersonation: Acoustic and Perceptual Measurements of Vocal Flexibility in Non Experts
Véronique Delvaux, Lise Caucheteux, Kathy Huet, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies

Schwa Realization in French: Using Automatic Speech Processing to Study Phonological and Socio-Linguistic Factors in Large Corpora
Yaru Wu, Martine Adda-Decker, Cécile Fougeron, Lori Lamel

The Social Life of Setswana Ejectives
Daniel Duran, Jagoda Bruni, Grzegorz Dogil, Justus Roux

How Long is Too Long? How Pause Features After Requests Affect the Perceived Willingness of Affirmative Answers
Lea S. Kohtz, Oliver Niebuhr

Shadowing Synthesized Speech — Segmental Analysis of Phonetic Convergence
Iona Gessinger, Eran Raveh, Sébastien Le Maguer, Bernd Möbius, Ingmar Steiner




Styles, Varieties, Forensics and Tools


The Effects of Real and Placebo Alcohol on Deaffrication
Urban Zihlmann

Polyglot and Speech Corpus Tools: A System for Representing, Integrating, and Querying Speech Corpora
Michael McAuliffe, Elias Stengel-Eskin, Michaela Socolof, Morgan Sonderegger

Mapping Across Feature Spaces in Forensic Voice Comparison: The Contribution of Auditory-Based Voice Quality to (Semi-)Automatic System Testing
Vincent Hughes, Philip Harrison, Paul Foulkes, Peter French, Colleen Kavanagh, Eugenia San Segundo

Effect of Language, Speaking Style and Speaker on Long-Term F0 Estimation
Pablo Arantes, Anders Eriksson, Suska Gutzeit

Stability of Prosodic Characteristics Across Age and Gender Groups
Jan Volín, Tereza Tykalová, Tomáš Bořil

Electrophysiological Correlates of Familiar Voice Recognition
Julien Plante-Hébert, Victor J. Boucher, Boutheina Jemel

Developing an Embosi (Bantu C25) Speech Variant Dictionary to Model Vowel Elision and Morpheme Deletion
Jamison Cooper-Leavitt, Lori Lamel, Annie Rialland, Martine Adda-Decker, Gilles Adda

Rd as a Control Parameter to Explore Affective Correlates of the Tense-Lax Continuum
Andy Murphy, Irena Yanushevskaya, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Christer Gobl

Cross-Linguistic Distinctions Between Professional and Non-Professional Speaking Styles
Plínio A. Barbosa, Sandra Madureira, Philippe Boula de Mareüil

Perception and Production of Word-Final /ʁ/ in French
Cedric Gendrot

Glottal Source Estimation from Coded Telephone Speech Using a Deep Neural Network
N.P. Narendra, Manu Airaksinen, Paavo Alku

Automatic Labelling of Prosodic Prominence, Phrasing and Disfluencies in French Speech by Simulating the Perception of Naïve and Expert Listeners
George Christodoulides, Mathieu Avanzi, Anne Catherine Simon

Don’t Count on ASR to Transcribe for You: Breaking Bias with Two Crowds
Michael Levit, Yan Huang, Shuangyu Chang, Yifan Gong

Effects of Training Data Variety in Generating Glottal Pulses from Acoustic Features with DNNs
Manu Airaksinen, Paavo Alku

Towards Intelligent Crowdsourcing for Audio Data Annotation: Integrating Active Learning in the Real World
Simone Hantke, Zixing Zhang, Björn Schuller


Speech Synthesis: Data, Evaluation, and Novel Paradigms


Principles for Learning Controllable TTS from Annotated and Latent Variation
Gustav Eje Henter, Jaime Lorenzo-Trueba, Xin Wang, Junichi Yamagishi

Sampling-Based Speech Parameter Generation Using Moment-Matching Networks
Shinnosuke Takamichi, Tomoki Koriyama, Hiroshi Saruwatari

Unit Selection with Hierarchical Cascaded Long Short Term Memory Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Nets
Vincent Pollet, Enrico Zovato, Sufian Irhimeh, Pier Batzu

Utterance Selection for Optimizing Intelligibility of TTS Voices Trained on ASR Data
Erica Cooper, Xinyue Wang, Alison Chang, Yocheved Levitan, Julia Hirschberg

Bias and Statistical Significance in Evaluating Speech Synthesis with Mean Opinion Scores
Andrew Rosenberg, Bhuvana Ramabhadran

Phase Modeling Using Integrated Linear Prediction Residual for Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis
Nagaraj Adiga, S.R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Evaluation of a Silent Speech Interface Based on Magnetic Sensing and Deep Learning for a Phonetically Rich Vocabulary
Jose A. Gonzalez, Lam A. Cheah, Phil D. Green, James M. Gilbert, Stephen R. Ell, Roger K. Moore, Ed Holdsworth

Predicting Head Pose from Speech with a Conditional Variational Autoencoder
David Greenwood, Stephen Laycock, Iain Matthews

Real-Time Reactive Speech Synthesis: Incorporating Interruptions
Mirjam Wester, David A. Braude, Blaise Potard, Matthew P. Aylett, Francesca Shaw

A Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer
Merlijn Blaauw, Jordi Bonada

Tacotron: Towards End-to-End Speech Synthesis
Yuxuan Wang, R.J. Skerry-Ryan, Daisy Stanton, Yonghui Wu, Ron J. Weiss, Navdeep Jaitly, Zongheng Yang, Ying Xiao, Zhifeng Chen, Samy Bengio, Quoc Le, Yannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Rob Clark, Rif A. Saurous

Siri On-Device Deep Learning-Guided Unit Selection Text-to-Speech System
Tim Capes, Paul Coles, Alistair Conkie, Ladan Golipour, Abie Hadjitarkhani, Qiong Hu, Nancy Huddleston, Melvyn Hunt, Jiangchuan Li, Matthias Neeracher, Kishore Prahallad, Tuomo Raitio, Ramya Rasipuram, Greg Townsend, Becci Williamson, David Winarsky, Zhizheng Wu, Hepeng Zhang

An Expanded Taxonomy of Semiotic Classes for Text Normalization
Daan van Esch, Richard Sproat

Complex-Valued Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Direct Learning of Frequency Spectra
Toru Nakashika, Shinji Takaki, Junichi Yamagishi



ISCA Medal 2017 Ceremony

Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge 1

Special Session: Speech Technology for Code-Switching in Multilingual Communities

Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge 2

Conversational Telephone Speech Recognition

Multimodal Paralinguistics

Dereverberation, Echo Cancellation and Speech

Acoustic and Articulatory Phonetics

Multimodal and Articulatory Synthesis

Neural Networks for Language Modeling

Pathological Speech and Language

Speech Analysis and Representation 1

Perception of Dialects and L2

Far-field Speech Recognition

Speech Analysis and Representation 2

Speech and Audio Segmentation and Classification 2

Search, Computational Strategies and Language Modeling

Speech Perception

Speech Production and Perception

Multi-lingual Models and Adaptation for ASR

Prosody and Text Processing

Show & Tell 1

Show & Tell 2

Keynote 1: James Allen

Special Session: Speech and Human-Robot Interaction

Special Session: Incremental Processing and Responsive Behaviour

Special Session: Acoustic Manifestations of Social Characteristics

Neural Network Acoustic Models for ASR 1

Models of Speech Production

Speaker Recognition

Phonation and Voice Quality

Speech Synthesis Prosody

Emotion Recognition

WaveNet and Novel Paradigms

Models of Speech Perception

Source Separation and Auditory Scene Analysis

Prosody: Tone and Intonation

Emotion Modeling

Voice Conversion 1

Neural Network Acoustic Models for ASR 2

Speaker Recognition Evaluation

Glottal Source Modeling

Prosody: Rhythm, Stress, Quantity and Phrasing

Speech Recognition for Language Learning

Stance, Credibility, and Deception

Short Utterances Speaker Recognition

Speaker Characterization and Recognition

Acoustic Models for ASR 1

Acoustic Models for ASR 2

Dialog Modeling

L1 and L2 Acquisition

Voice, Speech and Hearing Disorders

Source Separation and Voice Activity Detection

Speech-enhancement

Show & Tell 3

Show & Tell 4

Keynote 2: Catherine Pelachaud

Special Session: Digital Revolution for Under-resourced Languages 1

Special Session: Data Collection, Transcription and Annotation Issues in Child Language Acquisition

Special Session: Digital Revolution for Under-resourced Languages 2

Special Session: Computational Models in Child Language Acquisition

Special Session: Voice Attractiveness

Speech Production and Physiology

Speech and Harmonic Analysis

Dialog and Prosody

Social Signals, Styles, and Interaction

Acoustic Model Adaptation

Cognition and Brain Studies

Noise Robust Speech Recognition

Topic Spotting, Entity Extraction and Semantic Analysis

Dialog Systems

Lexical and Pronunciation Modeling

Language Recognition

Speaker Database and Anti-spoofing

Speech Translation

Multi-channel Speech Enhancement

Speech Recognition: Applications in Medical Practice

Language models for ASR

Speech Recognition: Technologies for New Applications and Paradigms

Speaker and Language Recognition Applications

Spoken Document Processing

Speech Intelligibility

Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics

Music and Audio Processing

Disorders Related to Speech and Language

Prosody

Speaker States and Traits

Language Understanding and Generation

Voice Conversion 2

Show & Tell 5

Show & Tell 6

Keynote 3: Björn Lindblom

Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Computational Paralinguistics ChallengE (ComParE) 1

Special Session: State of the Art in Physics-based Voice Simulation

Special Session: Interspeech 2017 Computational Paralinguistics ChallengE (ComParE) 2

Discriminative Training for ASR

Speaker Diarization

Spoken Term Detection

Noise Reduction

Speech Recognition: Multimodal Systems

Neural Network Acoustic Models for ASR 3

Robust Speaker Recognition

Multimodal Resources and Annotation

Forensic Phonetics and Sociophonetic Varieties

Speech and Audio Segmentation and Classification 1

Noise Robust and Far-field ASR

Styles, Varieties, Forensics and Tools

Speech Synthesis: Data, Evaluation, and Novel Paradigms

Show & Tell 7