10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Real-Time ASR from Meetings

Philip N. Garner (1), John Dines (1), Thomas Hain (2), Asmaa El Hannani (2), Martin Karafiát (3), Danil Korchagin (1), Mike Lincoln (4), Vincent Wan (2), Le Zhang (4)

(1) IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland
(2) University of Sheffield, UK
(3) Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
(4) University of Edinburgh, UK

The AMI(DA) system is a meeting room speech recognition system that has been developed and evaluated in the context of the NIST Rich Text (RT) evaluations. Recently, the “Distant Access” requirements of the AMIDA project have necessitated that the system operate in real-time. Another more difficult requirement is that the system fit into a live meeting transcription scenario. We describe an infrastructure that has allowed the AMI(DA) system to evolve into one that fulfils these extra requirements. We emphasise the components that address the live and real-time aspects.

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Bibliographic reference.  Garner, Philip N. / Dines, John / Hain, Thomas / Hannani, Asmaa El / Karafiát, Martin / Korchagin, Danil / Lincoln, Mike / Wan, Vincent / Zhang, Le (2009): "Real-time ASR from meetings", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2119-2122.