ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022
ISCA Archive IberSPEECH 2022

Galician’s Language Technologies in the Digital Age 

José Manuel Ramírez Sánchez, Laura Docio-Fernandez, Carmen Garcia Mateo

This study was carried out under the initial state of the European Language Equality project to report technology support for Europe’s languages. In this paper, we show an overview of the current state of automatic speech recognition technologies for Galician. In addition, we compare, over a small set of Galician TV shows, the performance of two of the most reported automatic recognition system with support for Galician: the one developed by the University of Vigo and the one offered by Google. Our research shows impressive growth in the amount of data and resources created for Galician in the last four years. However, the scope of the resources and the range of tools are still limited, especially in the actual context of services and technologies based on artificial intelligence and big data. The current state of support, resources, and tools for Galician makes it one of the European languages in danger of being left behind in the future.


doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-5

Cite as: Sánchez, J.M.R., Docio-Fernandez, L., Mateo, C.G. (2022) Galician’s Language Technologies in the Digital Age  . Proc. IberSPEECH 2022, 21-25, doi: 10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-5

@inproceedings{sanchez22_iberspeech,
  author={José Manuel Ramírez Sánchez and Laura Docio-Fernandez and Carmen Garcia Mateo},
  title={{Galician’s Language Technologies in the Digital Age  }},
  year=2022,
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2022},
  pages={21--25},
  doi={10.21437/IberSPEECH.2022-5}
}