ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013 Sessions Booklet
  ISCA Archive Sessions Booklet

Interspeech 2013

Lyon, France
25-29 August 2013

General Chair: Frédéric Bimbot; General Co-Chairs: Cécile Fougeron, François Pellegrino
doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013

Speech Analysis I-IV

Using phonetic feature extraction to determine optimal speech regions for maximising the effectiveness of glottal source analysis
John Kane, Irena Yanushevskaya, John Dalton, Christer Gobl, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

Beyond bandlimited sampling of speech spectral envelope imposed by the harmonic structure of voiced sounds
Hideki Kawahara, Masanori Morise, Tomoki Toda, Ryuichi Nisimura, Toshio Irino

A source-filter based adaptive harmonic model and its application to speech prosody modification
JeeSok Lee, Frank K. Soong, Hong-Goo Kang

Detection of glottal opening instants using Hilbert envelope
K. Ramesh, S. R. M. Prasanna, D. Govind

Robust formant detection using group delay function and stabilized weighted linear prediction
Dhananjaya Gowda, Jouni Pohjalainen, Mikko Kurimo, Paavo Alku

A source-filter separation algorithm for voiced sounds based on an exact anticausal/causal pole decomposition for the class of periodic signals
Thomas Hézard, Thomas Hélie, Boris Doval

Assessing the intelligibility impact of vowel space expansion via clear speech-inspired frequency warping
Elizabeth Godoy, M. Koutsogiannaki, Yannis Stylianou

Prediction of intelligibility of noisy and time-frequency weighted speech based on mutual information between amplitude envelopes
Jesper Jensen, Cees H. Taal

Frequency-adaptive post-filtering for intelligibility enhancement of narrowband telephone speech
Emma Jokinen, Marko Takanen, Paavo Alku

Comparative investigation of objective speech intelligibility prediction measures for noise-reduced signals in Mandarin and Japanese
Junfeng Li, Fei Chen, Masato Akagi, Yonghong Yan

Monitoring the effects of temporal clipping on voIP speech quality
Andrew Hines, Jan Skoglund, Anil Kokaram, Naomi Harte

The spectral dynamics of vowels in Mandarin Chinese
Jiahong Yuan

Pitch-gesture modeling using subband autocorrelation change detection
Malcolm Slaney, Elizabeth Shriberg, Jui-Ting Huang

Analysis of emotional speech at subsegmental level
P. Gangamohan, Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri, B. Yegnanarayana

Periodicity extraction for voiced sounds with multiple periodicity
Masanori Morise, Hideki Kawahara, Kenji Ozawa

Modelling and estimation of the fundamental frequency of speech using a hidden Markov model
John H. Taylor, Ben Milner

Extended weighted linear prediction using the autocorrelation snapshot — a robust speech analysis method and its application to recognition of vocal emotions
Jouni Pohjalainen, Paavo Alku

Improving the accuracy and the robustness of harmonic model for pitch estimation
Meysam Asgari, Izhak Shafran

A comparative study of glottal open quotient estimation techniques
John Kane, Stefan Scherer, Louis-Philippe Morency, Christer Gobl

Estimation of multiple-branch vocal tract models: the influence of prior assumptions
Christian H. Kasess, Wolfgang Kreuzer

Detecting overlapping speech with long short-term memory recurrent neural networks
Jürgen T. Geiger, Florian Eyben, Björn Schuller, Gerhard Rigoll

Evaluation of fundamental validity in applying AR-HMM with automatic topology generation to pathology voice analysis
Akira Sasou

Significance of instants of significant excitation for source modeling
Nagaraj Adiga, S. R. M. Prasanna

Significance of variable height-bandwidth group delay filters in the spectral reconstruction of speech
Devanshu Arya, Anant Raj, Rajesh M. Hegde

Nonlinear prediction of speech signal using volterra-wiener series
Hemant A. Patil, Tanvina B. Patel

Evaluation of speech-based protocol for detection of early-stage dementia
Aharon Satt, Alexander Sorin, Orith Toledo-Ronen, Oren Barkan, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Athina Kokonozi, Magda Tsolaki

Instantaneous harmonic representation of speech using multicomponent sinusoidal excitation
Elias Azarov, Maxim Vashkevich, Alexander Petrovsky

A quantitative comparison of glottal closure instant estimation algorithms on a large variety of singing sounds
Onur Babacan, Thomas Drugman, Nicolas d'Alessandro, Nathalie Henrich, Thierry Dutoit

Automatic gender recognition in normal and pathological speech
J. A. Gómez-García, Juan Ignacio Godino-Llorente, G. Castellanos-Domínguez

Unsupervised vocal-tract length estimation through model-based acoustic-to-articulatory inversion
Shanqing Cai, H. Timothy Bunnell, Rupal Patel

Model order estimation using Bayesian NMF for discovering phone patterns in spoken utterances
Sayeh Mirzaei, Hugo Van hamme, Yaser Norouzi

Paralinguistic Challenge (Special Session)

The INTERSPEECH 2013 computational paralinguistics challenge: social signals, conflict, emotion, autism
Björn Schuller, Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, Alessandro Vinciarelli, Klaus Scherer, Fabien Ringeval, Mohamed Chetouani, Felix Weninger, Florian Eyben, Erik Marchi, Marcello Mortillaro, Hugues Salamin, Anna Polychroniou, Fabio Valente, Samuel Kim

Non-linguistic vocalisation recognition based on hybrid GMM-SVM approach
Artur Janicki

Characteristic contours of syllabic-level units in laughter
Jieun Oh, Eunjoon Cho, Malcolm Slaney

Detection of nonverbal vocalizations using Gaussian mixture models: looking for fillers and laughter in conversational speech
Teun F. Krikke, Khiet P. Truong

Using phonetic patterns for detecting social cues in natural conversations
Johannes Wagner, Florian Lingenfelser, Elisabeth André

Paralinguistic event detection from speech using probabilistic time-series smoothing and masking
Rahul Gupta, Kartik Audhkhasi, Sungbok Lee, Shrikanth Narayanan

Detecting laughter and filled pauses using syllable-based features
Gouzhen An, David Guy Brizan, Andrew Rosenberg

Classifying language-related developmental disorders from speech cues: the promise and the potential confounds
Daniel Bone, Theodora Chaspari, Kartik Audkhasi, James Gibson, Andreas Tsiartas, Maarten Van Segbroeck, Ming Li, Sungbok Lee, Shrikanth Narayanan

Classification of developmental disorders from speech signals using submodular feature selection
Katrin Kirchhoff, Yuzong Liu, Jeff Bilmes

Robust and accurate features for detecting and diagnosing autism spectrum disorders
Meysam Asgari, Alireza Bayestehtashk, Izhak Shafran

Suprasegmental information modelling for autism disorder spectrum and specific language impairment classification
David Martínez, Dayana Ribas, Eduardo Lleida, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel

Let me finish: automatic conflict detection using speaker overlap
Félix Grèzes, Justin Richards, Andrew Rosenberg

GMM based speaker variability compensated system for interspeech 2013 compare emotion challenge
Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Julien Epps, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Haizhou Li

Random subset feature selection in automatic recognition of developmental disorders, affective states, and level of conflict from speech
Okko Räsänen, Jouni Pohjalainen

Ensemble of machine learning and acoustic segment model techniques for speech emotion and autism spectrum disorders recognition
Hung-yi Lee, Ting-yao Hu, How Jing, Yun-Fan Chang, Yu Tsao, Yu-Cheng Kao, Tsang-Long Pao

Detecting autism, emotions and social signals using adaboost
Gábor Gosztolya, Róbert Busa-Fekete, László Tóth

Prosody, Phonetics of Language Varieties

On the robustness of some acoustic parameters for signalling word stress across styles in Brazilian Portuguese
Plínio A. Barbosa, Anders Eriksson, Joel Åkesson

Reexamine the sandhi rules and the merging tones in hakka language
Shao-ren Lyu, Ho-hsien Pan

A preliminary spectral analysis of palatal and velar stop bursts in pitjantjatjara
Marija Tabain, Richard Beare, Andrew Butcher

Presentational focus realisation in nalbaria variety of assamese
Shakuntala Mahanta, A. I. Twaha

On the relation between intonational phrasing and pitch accent distribution. evidence from European Portuguese varieties
Marisa Cruz, Sónia Frota

How are word-final schwas different in the north and south of france?
Rena Nemoto, Martine Adda-Decker

Modeling postcolonial language varieties: challenges and lessons learned from mozambican Portuguese
Simone Ashby, Sílvia Barbosa, Catarina Silva, Paulino Fumo, José Pedro Ferreira

Prosody of contrastive focus in estonian
Heete Sahkai, Mari-Liis Kalvik, Meelis Mihkla

Exploring the connection of acoustic and distinctive features
Thomas Kisler, Uwe D. Reichel

A physiological analysis of the tense/lax vowel contrast in two varieties of German
Conceição Cunha, Jonathan Harrington, Phil Hoole

Production of estonian quantity contrasts by native speakers of Finnish
Einar Meister, Lya Meister

Aerodynamic and durational cues of phonological voicing in whisper
Yohann Meynadier, Yulia Gaydina

Information theoretic syllable structure and its relation to the c-center effect
Uwe D. Reichel

The bulgarian stressed and unstressed vowel system. a corpus study
Bistra Andreeva, William Barry, Jacques Koreman

Speech Synthesis I. II

Training an articulatory synthesizer with continuous acoustic data
Santitham Prom-on, Peter Birkholz, Yi Xu

Estimating speaker-specific intonation patterns using the linear alignment model
Géza Kiss, Jan P. H. van Santen

Factored maximum likelihood kernelized regression for HMM-based singing voice synthesis
June Sig Sung, Doo Hwa Hong, Hyun Woo Koo, Nam Soo Kim

Improvements to HMM-based speech synthesis based on parameter generation with rich context models
Shinnosuke Takamichi, Tomoki Toda, Yoshinori Shiga, Sakriani Sakti, Graham Neubig, Satoshi Nakamura

Voice conversion in high-order eigen space using deep belief nets
Toru Nakashika, Ryoichi Takashima, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki

Voice conversion for non-parallel datasets using dynamic kernel partial least squares regression
Hanna Silén, Jani Nurminen, Elina Helander, Moncef Gabbouj

A style control technique for singing voice synthesis based on multiple-regression HSMM
Takashi Nose, Misa Kanemoto, Tomoki Koriyama, Takao Kobayashi

Predicting the quality of text-to-speech systems from a large-scale feature set
Florian Hinterleitner, Christoph R. Norrenbrock, Sebastian Möller, Ulrich Heute

Speaker-specific retraining for enhanced compression of unit selection text-to-speech databases
Jani Nurminen, Hanna Silén, Moncef Gabbouj

Avatar therapy: an audio-visual dialogue system for treating auditory hallucinations
Mark Huckvale, Julian Leff, Geoff Williams

Optimizations and fitting procedures for the liljencrants-fant model for statistical parametric speech synthesis
Prasanna Kumar Muthukumar, Alan W. Black, H. Timothy Bunnell

Analysis and modeling of “focus” in context
Dirk Hovy, Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli, Alok Parlikar, Caroline Vaughn, Adam Lammert, Eduard Hovy, Alan W. Black

Probabilistic speech F0 contour model incorporating statistical vocabulary model of phrase-accent command sequence
Tatsuma Ishihara, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kota Yoshizato, Daisuke Saito, Shigeki Sagayama

Reconstruction of continuous voiced speech from whispers
Ian Vince McLoughlin, Jingjie Li, Yan Song

Generating fundamental frequency contours for speech synthesis in yorùbá
Daniel R. van Niekerk, Etienne Barnard

Real-time voice conversion using artificial neural networks with rectified linear units
Elias Azarov, Maxim Vashkevich, Denis Likhachov, Alexander Petrovsky

Generation of fundamental frequency contours for Thai speech synthesis using tone nucleus model
Oraphan Krityakien, Keikichi Hirose, Nobuaki Minematsu

Unsupervised speaker and expression factorization for multi-speaker expressive synthesis of ebooks
Langzhou Chen, Norbert Braunschweiler

Which resemblance is useful to predict phrase boundary rise labels for Japanese expressive text-to-speech synthesis, numerically-expressed stylistic or distribution-based semantic?
Hideharu Nakajima, Hideyuki Mizuno, Osamu Yoshioka, Satoshi Takahashi

A targets-based superpositional model of fundamental frequency contours applied to HMM-based speech synthesis
Jinfu Ni, Yoshinori Shiga, Chiori Hori, Yutaka Kidawara

An investigation of acoustic features for singing voice conversion based on perceptual age
Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Hironori Doi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura

Effect of MPEG audio compression on HMM-based speech synthesis
Bajibabu Bollepalli, Tuomo Raitio, Paavo Alku

Evaluation of a singing voice conversion method based on many-to-many eigenvoice conversion
Hironori Doi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Satoshi Nakamura

Statistical nonparametric speech synthesis using sparse Gaussian processes
Tomoki Koriyama, Takashi Nose, Takao Kobayashi

Hybrid nearest-neighbor/cluster adaptive training for rapid speaker adaptation in statistical speech synthesis systems
Amir Mohammadi, Cenk Demiroglu

Uniform concatenative excitation model for synthesising speech without voiced/unvoiced classification
João P. Cabral

Speech Production, Acquisition and Development I, II

Prosodic markings of semantic predictability in taiwan Mandarin
Po-jen Hsieh

How did it work? historic phonetic devices explained by coeval photographs
Rüdiger Hoffmann, Dieter Mehnert, Rolf Dietzel

Eliciting speech with sentence lists — a critical evaluation with special emphasis on segmental anchoring
Lea S. Kohtz, Oliver Niebuhr

An MRI-based acoustic study of Mandarin vowels
Yuguang Wang, Jianwu Dang, Xi Chen, Jianguo Wei, Hongcui Wang, Kiyoshi Honda

Melody metrics for prosodic typology: comparing English, French and Chinese
Daniel Hirst

Velic coordination in French nasals: a real-time magnetic resonance imaging study
Michael Proctor, Louis Goldstein, Adam Lammert, Dani Byrd, Asterios Toutios, Shrikanth Narayanan

Learning to imitate adult speech with the KLAIR virtual infant
Mark Huckvale, Amrita Sharma

Physics-based synthesis of disordered voices
Jorge C. Lucero, Jean Schoentgen, Mara Behlau

Place assimilation and articulatory strategies: the case of sibilant sequences in French as L1 and L2
Sonia d'Apolito, Barbara Gili Fivela

Effects of lexical class and lemma frequency on German homographs
Barbara Samlowski, Petra Wagner, Bernd Möbius

Measuring laryngealization in running speech: interaction with contrastive tones in yalálag zapotec
Leonardo Lancia, Heriberto Avelino, Daniel Voigt

A neural oscillator model of speech timing and rhythm
Erin Rusaw

Observations of perseverative coarticulation in lateral approximants using MRI
Nicole Wong, Maojing Fu, Zhi-Pei Liang, Ryan K. Shosted, Bradley P. Sutton

Timing differences in articulation between voiced and voiceless stop consonants: an analysis of cine-MRI data
Masako Fujimoto, Tatsuya Kitamura, Hiroaki Hatano, Ichiro Fujimoto

Vocal tract cross-distance estimation from real-time MRI using region-of-interest analysis
Adam Lammert, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Michael Proctor, Shrikanth Narayanan

Syllable nuclei detection using perceptually significant features
Apoorv Reddy Arrabothu, Nivedita Chennupati, B. Yegnanarayana

Truncation of pharyngeal gesture in English diphthong [aɪ]
Fang-Ying Hsieh, Louis Goldstein, Dani Byrd, Shrikanth Narayanan

The effect of word frequency and lexical class on articulatory-acoustic coupling
Zhaojun Yang, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Dani Byrd, Shrikanth Narayanan

Discrimination between fricative and affricate in Japanese using time and spectral domain variables
Kimiko Yamakawa, Shigeaki Amano

L2 syntax acquisition: the effect of oral and written computer assisted practice
Polina Drozdova, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

The physiological use of the charismatic voice in Political speech
Rosario Signorello, Didier Demolin

Crosslinguistic corpus of hesitation phenomena: a corpus for investigating first and second language speech performance
Ralph L. Rose

Real-time control of a 2d animation model of the vocal tract using optopalatography
Simon Preuß, Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube, Peter Birkholz

The influence of accentuation and polysyllabicity on compensatory shortening in German
Jessica Siddins, Jonathan Harrington, Felicitas Kleber, Ulrich Reubold

An investigation of vowel epenthesis in Chinese learners' production of German consonants
Hongwei Ding, Rüdiger Hoffmann

On the evaluation of inversion mapping performance in the acoustic domain
Korin Richmond, Zhen-Hua Ling, Junichi Yamagishi, Benigno Uría

General Topics in ASR

Comparing computation in Gaussian mixture and neural network based large-vocabulary speech recognition
Vishwa Gupta, Gilles Boulianne

Simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation for automatic speech recognition
Daniel Stein, Jochen Schwenninger, Michael Stadtschnitzer

Hardware/software codesign for mobile speech recognition
David Sheffield, Michael Anderson, Yunsup Lee, Kurt Keutzer

Exploiting the succeeding words in recurrent neural network language models
Yangyang Shi, Martha Larson, Pascal Wiggers, Catholijn M. Jonker

Speech acoustic unit segmentation using hierarchical dirichlet processes
Amir Hossein Harati Nejad Torbati, Joseph Picone, Marc Sobel

Transducer-based speech recognition with dynamic language models
Munir Georges, Stephan Kanthak, Dietrich Klakow

A method for structure estimation of weighted finite-state transducers and its application to grapheme-to-phoneme conversion
Yotaro Kubo, Takaaki Hori, Atsushi Nakamura

Combining forward-based and backward-based decoders for improved speech recognition performance
Denis Jouvet, Dominique Fohr

ivector-based acoustic data selection
Olivier Siohan, Michiel Bacchiani

Accurate and compact large vocabulary speech recognition on mobile devices
Xin Lei, Andrew Senior, Alexander Gruenstein, Jeffrey Sorensen

Pre-initialized composition for large-vocabulary speech recognition
Cyril Allauzen, Michael Riley

Speaker dependent activation keyword detector based on GMM-UBM
Evelyn Kurniawati, Sapna George

Written-domain language modeling for automatic speech recognition
Haşim Sak, Yun-hsuan Sung, Françoise Beaufays, Cyril Allauzen

Voice Activity Detection and Speech Segmentation

Detecting words in speech using linear separability in a bag-of-events vector space
Maarten Versteegh, Louis ten Bosch

On the improvement of multimodal voice activity detection
Matt Burlick, Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Eric Zavesky

Using linguistic information to detect overlapping speech
Jürgen T. Geiger, Florian Eyben, Nicholas Evans, Björn Schuller, Gerhard Rigoll

Incremental acoustic subspace learning for voice activity detection using harmonicity-based features
Jiaxing Ye, Takumi Kobayashi, Masahiro Murakawa, Tetsuya Higuchi

Endpoint detection using weighted finite state transducer
Hoon Chung, SungJoo Lee, YunKeun Lee

A robust frontend for VAD: exploiting contextual, discriminative and spectral cues of human voice
Maarten Van Segbroeck, Andreas Tsiartas, Shrikanth Narayanan

All for one: feature combination for highly channel-degraded speech activity detection
Martin Graciarena, Abeer Alwan, Dan Ellis, Horacio Franco, Luciana Ferrer, John H. L. Hansen, Adam Janin, Byung-Suk Lee, Yun Lei, Vikramjit Mitra, Nelson Morgan, Seyed Omid Sadjadi, T. J. Tsai, Nicolas Scheffer, Lee Ngee Tan, Benjamin Williams

Superposed speech localisation using frequency tracking
Maxime Le Coz, Julien Pinquier, Régine André-Obrecht

Multi-band long-term signal variability features for robust voice activity detection
Andreas Tsiartas, Theodora Chaspari, Nassos Katsamanis, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Ming Li, Maarten Van Segbroeck, Alexandros Potamianos, Shrikanth Narayanan

A low-complexity voice activity detector for smart hearing protection of hyperacusic persons
Narimene Lezzoum, Ghyslain Gagnon, Jérémie Voix

Speech activity detection on youtube using deep neural networks
Neville Ryant, Mark Liberman, Jiahong Yuan

Speaker and noise independent voice activity detection
François G. Germain, Dennis L. Sun, Gautham J. Mysore

Confidence-based scoring: a useful diagnostic tool for detection tasks
T. J. Tsai, Adam Janin

Concurrent processing of voice activity detection and noise reduction using empirical mode decomposition and modulation spectrum analysis
Yasuaki Kanai, Shota Morita, Masashi Unoki

Show and Tell Sessions 1-3

The furhat social companion talking head
Samer Al Moubayed, Jonas Beskow, Gabriel Skantze

Audition: the most important sense for humanoid robots?
Rodolphe Gelin, Gabriele Barbieri

Ultraspeech-player: intuitive visualization of ultrasound articulatory data for speech therapy and pronunciation training
Thomas Hueber

Laughter modulation: from speech to speech-laugh
Jieun Oh, Ge Wang

Refr: an open-source reranker framework
Daniel M. Bikel, Keith B. Hall

Embedding speech recognition to control lights
Alessandro Sosi, Fabio Brugnara, Luca Cristoforetti, Marco Matassoni, Mirco Ravanelli, Maurizio Omologo

The MUTE silent speech recognition system
Geoffrey S. Meltzner, James T. Heaton, Yunbin Deng

The edinburgh speech production facility doubletalk corpus
James M. Scobbie, Alice Turk, Christian Geng, Simon King, Robin Lickley, Korin Richmond

Lexee: a cloud-based platform for building and deploying voice-enabled mobile applications
Dmitry Sityaev, Jonathan Hotz, Vadim Snitkovsky

Visualizing articulatory data with VisArtico
Slim Ouni

A tool to elicit and collect multicultural and multimodal laughter
Mariette Soury, Clément Gossart, Martine Adda-Decker, Laurence Devillers

Design of a mobile app for interspeech conferences: towards an open tool for the spoken language community
Robert Schleicher, Tilo Westermann, Jinjin Li, Moritz Lawitschka, Benjamin Mateev, Ralf Reichmuth, Sebastian Möller

The speech recognition virtual kitchen
Florian Metze, Eric Fosler-Lussier, Rebecca Bates

Multilingual web conferencing using speech-to-speech translation
John Chen, Shufei Wen, Vivek Kumar Rangarajan Sridhar, Srinivas Bangalore

ROCme! software for the recording and management of speech corpora
Emmanuel Ferragne, Sébastien Flavier, Christian Fressard

Voice search in mobile applications with the rootvole framework
Felix Burkhardt

On-line audio dilation for human interaction
John S. Novak, Jason Archer, Valeriy Shafiro, Robert Kenyon, Jason Leigh

Phase-aware single-channel speech enhancement
Pejman Mowlaee, Mario Kaoru Watanabe, R. Saeidi

A free online accent and intonation dictionary for teachers and learners of Japanese
Hiroko Hirano, Ibuki Nakamura, Nobuaki Minematsu, Masayuki Suzuki, Chieko Nakagawa, Noriko Nakamura, Yukinori Tagawa, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Hashimoto

Reactive accent interpolation through an interactive map application
Maria Astrinaki, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King, Nicolas d'Alessandro, Thierry Dutoit

A non-experts user interface for obtaining automatic diagnostic spelling evaluations for learners of the German writing system
Kay Berkling

Robert A. J. Clark

On-line learning of lexical items and grammatical constructions via speech, gaze and action-based human-robot interaction
Grégoire Pointeau, Maxime Petit, Xavier Hinaut, Guillaume Gibert, Peter Ford Dominey

Development of a pronunciation training system based on auditory-visual elements
Haruko Miyakoda

Real-time and non-real-time voice conversion systems with web interfaces
Elias Azarov, Maxim Vashkevich, Denis Likhachov, Alexander Petrovsky

Application of the NAO humanoid robot in the treatment of bone marrow-transplanted children (demo)
E. Csala, G. Németh, Cs. Zainkó

Photo-realistic expressive text to talking head synthesis
Vincent Wan, Robert Anderson, Art Blokland, Norbert Braunschweiler, Langzhou Chen, BalaKrishna Kolluru, Javier Latorre, Ranniery Maia, Björn Stenger, Kayoko Yanagisawa, Yannis Stylianou, Masami Akamine, M. J. F. Gales, Roberto Cipolla

Demonstration of LAPSyd: lyon-albuquerque phonological systems database
Ian Maddieson, Sébastien Flavier, Egidio Marsico, François Pellegrino

Speechmark acoustic landmark tool: application to voice pathology
Suzanne Boyce, Marisha Speights, Keiko Ishikawa, Joel MacAuslan

MODIS: an audio motif discovery software
Laurence Catanese, Nathan Souviraà-Labastie, Bingqing Qu, Sebastien Campion, Guillaume Gravier, Emmanuel Vincent, Frédéric Bimbot

Paralinguistic Information I, II

Classification of speech under stress by modeling the aerodynamics of the laryngeal ventricle
Xiao Yao, Takatoshi Jitsuhiro, Chiyomi Miyajima, Norihide Kitaoka, Kazuya Takeda

“sure, i did the right thing”: a system for sarcasm detection in speech
Rachel Rakov, Andrew Rosenberg

Investigating voice quality as a speaker-independent indicator of depression and PTSD
Stefan Scherer, Giota Stratou, Jonathan Gratch, Louis-Philippe Morency

A corpus-based study of elderly and young speakers of European Portuguese: acoustic correlates and their impact on speech recognition performance
Thomas Pellegrini, Annika Hämäläinen, Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Michael Tjalve, Isabel Trancoso, Sara Candeias, Miguel Sales Dias, Daniela Braga

Modeling spectral variability for the classification of depressed speech
Nicholas Cummins, Julien Epps, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Michael Breakspear, Roland Goecke

Sentiment analysis of online spoken reviews
Verónica Pérez-Rosas, Rada Mihalcea

Demographic recommendation by means of group profile elicitation using speaker age and gender recognition
Sven Ewan Shepstone, Zheng-Hua Tan, Søren Holdt Jensen

Affective classification of generic audio clips using regression models
Nikolaos Malandrakis, Shiva Sundaram, Alexandros Potamianos

A preliminary study of cross-lingual emotion recognition from speech: automatic classification versus human perception
Je Hun Jeon, Duc Le, Rui Xia, Yang Liu

Active learning for dimensional speech emotion recognition
Wenjing Han, Haifeng Li, Huabin Ruan, Lin Ma, Jiayin Sun, Björn Schuller

Auditory detectability of vocal ageing and its effect on forensic automatic speaker recognition
Finnian Kelly, Naomi Harte

Comparative study of speaker personality traits recognition in conversational and broadcast news speech
Firoj Alam, G. Riccardi

Active learning by label uncertainty for acoustic emotion recognition
Zixing Zhang, Jun Deng, Erik Marchi, Björn Schuller

Modeling therapist empathy and vocal entrainment in drug addiction counseling
Bo Xiao, Panayiotis G. Georgiou, Zac E. Imel, David C. Atkins, Shrikanth Narayanan

Estimating callers' levels of knowledge in call center dialogues
Chiaki Miyazaki, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Toshiro Makino, Yoshihiro Matsuo

Energy and F0 contour modeling with functional data analysis for emotional speech detection
Juan Pablo Arias, Carlos Busso, Néstor Becerra Yoma

Incremental emotion recognition
Taniya Mishra, Dimitrios Dimitriadis

Comparison of spectrum estimators in speaker verification: mismatch conditions induced by vocal effort
Cemal Hanilçi, Tomi Kinnunen, Padmanabhan Rajan, Jouni Pohjalainen, Paavo Alku, Figen Ertaş

Using denoising autoencoder for emotion recognition
Rui Xia, Yang Liu

ASR — Robustness Against Noise I-III

Using twin-HMM-based audio-visual speech enhancement as a front-end for robust audio-visual speech recognition
Ahmed Hussen Abdelaziz, Steffen Zeiler, Dorothea Kolossa

Spectro-temporal directional derivative features for automatic speech recognition
James Gibson, Maarten Van Segbroeck, Antonio Ortega, Panayiotis G. Georgiou, Shrikanth Narayanan

Attribute-based histogram equalization (HEQ) and its adaptation for robust speech recognition
Xiong Xiao, Eng Siong Chng, Haizhou Li

Modified cepstral mean normalization — transforming to utterance specific non-zero mean
Vikas Joshi, N. Vishnu Prasad, S. Umesh

Damped oscillator cepstral coefficients for robust speech recognition
Vikramjit Mitra, Horacio Franco, Martin Graciarena

Regularized MVDR spectrum estimation-based robust feature extractors for speech recognition
Md. Jahangir Alam, Patrick Kenny, Douglas O'Shaughnessy

Noise adaptive training for subspace Gaussian mixture models
Liang Lu, Arnab Ghoshal, Steve Renals

The IBM speech activity detection system for the DARPA RATS program
George Saon, Samuel Thomas, Hagen Soltau, Sriram Ganapathy, Brian Kingsbury

Conditional emission densities for combining speech enhancement and recognition systems
Armin Sehr, Takuya Yoshioka, Marc Delcroix, Keisuke Kinoshita, Tomohiro Nakatani, Roland Maas, Walter Kellermann

Channel selection using n-best hypothesis for multi-microphone ASR
Martin Wolf, Climent Nadeu

Reverberant speech recognition based on denoising autoencoder
Takaaki Ishii, Hiroki Komiyama, Takahiro Shinozaki, Yasuo Horiuchi, Shingo Kuroiwa

Adaptive stereo-based stochastic mapping
Shay Maymon, Pierre Dognin, Xiaodong Cui, Vaibhava Goel

Distribution-based feature normalization for robust speech recognition leveraging context and dynamics cues
Yu-Chen Kao, Berlin Chen

An investigation of temporally varying weight regression for noise robust speech recognition
Shilin Liu, Khe Chai Sim

Feature space generalized variable parameter HMMs for noise robust recognition
Yang Li, Xunying Liu, Lan Wang

Bidirectional truncated recurrent neural networks for efficient speech denoising
Philémon Brakel, Dirk Stroobandt, Benjamin Schrauwen

Multi-stream recognition of noisy speech with performance monitoring
Ehsan Variani, Feipeng Li, Hynek Hermansky

Model-based noise suppression using unsupervised estimation of hidden Markov model for non-stationary noise
Masakiyo Fujimoto, Tomohiro Nakatani

Joint noise cancellation and dereverberation using multi-channel linearly constrained minimum variance filter
Karan Nathwani, Rajesh M. Hegde

Is speech enhancement pre-processing still relevant when using deep neural networks for acoustic modeling?
Marc Delcroix, Yotaro Kubo, Tomohiro Nakatani, Atsushi Nakamura

Histogram equalization of real and imaginary modulation spectra for noise-robust speech recognition
Hsin-Ju Hsieh, Berlin Chen, Jeih-weih Hung

An investigation of spectral restoration algorithms for deep neural networks based noise robust speech recognition
Bo Li, Yu Tsao, Khe Chai Sim

Bounded conditional mean imputation with an approximate posterior
Ulpu Remes

Mixtures of Bayesian joint factor analyzers for noise robust automatic speech recognition
Xiaodong Cui, Vaibhava Goel, Brian Kingsbury

Robust speech enhancement techniques for ASR in non-stationary noise and dynamic environments
Gang Liu, Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Enrico Bocchieri

Metadata, Evaluation and Resources I, II

Efficient speech transcription through respeaking
Matthias Sperber, Graham Neubig, Christian Fügen, Satoshi Nakamura, Alex Waibel

Annotation and classification of Political advertisements
Samuel Kim, Panayiotis G. Georgiou, Shrikanth Narayanan

Using role play for collecting question-answer pairs for dialogue agents
Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Kohji Dohsaka, Hideki Isozaki

Individual differences of emotional expression in speaker's behavioral and autonomic responses
Yoshiko Arimoto, Kazuo Okanoya

Development and validation of the conversational agents scale (CAS)
Ina Wechsung, Benjamin Weiss, Christine Kühnel, Patrick Ehrenbrink, Sebastian Möller

Motivational feedback in crowdsourcing: a case study in speech transcription
G. Riccardi, A. Ghosh, S. A. Chowdhury, Ali Orkan Bayer

The sheffield wargames corpus
Charles Fox, Yulan Liu, Erich Zwyssig, Thomas Hain

Formalizing expert knowledge for developing accurate speech recognizers
Anuj Kumar, Florian Metze, Wenyi Wang, Matthew Kam

Analysis of gaze and speech patterns in three-party quiz game interaction
Samer Al Moubayed, Jens Edlund, Joakim Gustafson

Methodologies for the evaluation of speaker diarization and automatic speech recognition in the presence of overlapping speech
Olivier Galibert

'houston, we have a solution': using NASA apollo program to advance speech and language processing technology
Abhijeet Sangwan, Lakshmish Kaushik, Chengzhu Yu, John H. L. Hansen, Douglas W. Oard

Annotation errors detection in TTS corpora
Jindřich Matoušek, Daniel Tihelka

Technique for automatic sentence level alignment of long speech and transcripts
Imran Ahmed, Sunil Kumar Kopparapu

Text-to-speech alignment of long recordings using universal phone models
Sarah Hoffmann, Beat Pfister

Lightly supervised discriminative training of grapheme models for improved sentence-level alignment of speech and text data
Adriana Stan, Peter Bell, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King

Automatic social role recognition in professional meetings using conditional random fields
Ashtosh Sapru, Hervé Bourlard

Same same but different — an acoustical comparison of the automatic segmentation of high quality and mobile telephone speech
Christoph Draxler, Hanna S. Feiser

Speech Technology for Speech and Hearing Disorders I, II

Performance of the MVOCA silent speech interface across multiple speakers
Robin Hofe, Jie Bai, Lam A. Cheah, Stephen R. Ell, James M. Gilbert, Roger K. Moore, Phil D. Green

Automatic glottal tracking from high-speed digital images using a continuous normalized cross correlation
Gustavo Andrade-Miranda, Juan Ignacio Godino-Llorente

Automatic evaluation of parkinson's speech — acoustic, prosodic and voice related cues
Tobias Bocklet, Stefan Steidl, Elmar Nöth, Sabine Skodda

Comparison of approaches for an efficient phonetic decoding
Luiza Orosanu, Denis Jouvet

Learning speaker-specific pronunciations of disordered speech
H. Christensen, Phil D. Green, Thomas Hain

Adapting a speech into sign language translation system to a new domain
V. López-Ludeña, R. San-Segundo, C. González-Morcillo, J. C. López, E. Ferreiro

Language-universal speech audiometry with automated scoring
Bart Vaerenberg, Louis ten Bosch, Wojtek Kowalczyk, Martine Coene, Herwig De Smet, Paul J. Govaerts

Balancing word lists in speech audiometry through large spoken language corpora
Annemiek Hammer, Bart Vaerenberg, Wojtek Kowalczyk, Louis ten Bosch, Martine Coene, Paul J. Govaerts

Developing an information system for deaf
V. López-Ludeña, R. San-Segundo, J. Ferreiros, J. M. Pardo, E. Ferreiro

Dysarthric speech recognition using dysarthria-severity-dependent and speaker-adaptive models
Myung Jong Kim, Joohong Yoo, Hoirin Kim

Voice pathology detection and classification using MPEG-7 audio low-level features
Ghulam Muhammad, Moutasem Melhem

Empirical mode decomposition-based spectral acoustic cues for disordered voices analysis
Abdellah Kacha, Francis Grenez, Jean Schoentgen

Exemplar-based individuality-preserving voice conversion for articulation disorders in noisy environments
Ryo Aihara, Ryoichi Takashima, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki

Combining in-domain and out-of-domain speech data for automatic recognition of disordered speech
H. Christensen, M. B. Aniol, Peter Bell, Phil D. Green, Thomas Hain, Simon King, Pawel Swietojanski

Effects of envelope filter cutoff frequency on the intelligibility of Mandarin noise-vocoded speech in babble noise: implications for cochlear implants
Guangting Mai, James W. Minett, William S. -Y. Wang

Articulatory Data Acquisition and Processing (Special Session)

Data-driven design of a sentence list for an articulatory speech corpus
Jeffrey Berry, Luciano Fadiga

Faster 3d vocal tract real-time MRI using constrained reconstruction
Yinghua Zhu, Asterios Toutios, Shrikanth Narayanan, Krishna Nayak

Relevance-weighted-reconstruction of articulatory features in deep-neural-network-based acoustic-to-articulatory mapping
Claudia Canevari, Leonardo Badino, Luciano Fadiga, Giorgio Metta

Word frequency, vowel length and vowel quality in speech production: an EMA study of the importance of experience
Fabian Tomaschek, Martijn Wieling, Denis Arnold, R. Harald Baayen

Towards a systematic and quantitative analysis of vocal tract data
Samuel Silva, António Teixeira, Catarina Oliveira, Paula Martins

A two-step technique for MRI audio enhancement using dictionary learning and wavelet packet analysis
Colin Vaz, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Shrikanth Narayanan

Electromagnetic articulography with AG500 and AG501
Massimo Stella, Antonio Stella, Francesco Sigona, Paolo Bernardini, Mirko Grimaldi, Barbara Gili Fivela

Development and implementation of fiducial markers for vocal tract MRI imaging and speech articulatory modelling
Pierre Badin, Julián Andrés Valdés Vargas, Arielle Koncki, Laurent Lamalle, Christophe Savariaux

Functional data analysis of tongue articulation in palatal vowels: gothenburg and malmöhus Swedish /iː, yː, ̟ʉː/
Susanne Schötz, Johan Frid, Lars Gustafsson, Anders Löfqvist

SMASH: a tool for articulatory data processing and analysis
Jordan R. Green, Jun Wang, David L. Wilson

Topics in Speech Perception and Emotion

Emotion recognition of conversational affective speech using temporal course modeling
Jen-Chun Lin, Chung-Hsien Wu, Wen-Li Wei

The role of empathy in the recognition of vocal emotions
Rene Altrov, Hille Pajupuu, Jaan Pajupuu

Electrophysiological evidence for benefits of imitation during the processing of spoken words embedded in sentential contexts
Angèle Brunellière, Sophie Dufour

Compensatory speech response to time-scale altered auditory feedback
Rintaro Ogane, Masaaki Honda

Bhattacharyya distance based emotional dissimilarity measure in multi-dimensional space for emotion classification
Tin Lay Nwe, Trung Hieu Nguyen, Dilip Kumar Limbu

On the enhancement of dereverberation algorithms based on a perceptual evaluation criterion
Thiago de M. Prego, Amaro A. de Lima, Sergio L. Netto

Revisiting pitch slope and height effects on perceived duration
Carlos Gussenhoven, Wencui Zhou

Adaptation to natural fast speech and time-compressed speech in children
Hélène Guiraud, Emmanuel Ferragne, Nathalie Bedoin, Véronique Boulenger

Modeling durational incompressibility
Andreas Windmann, Juraj Šimko, Britta Wrede, Petra Wagner

Perceived prosodic correlates of smiled speech in spontaneous data
Caroline Émond, Lucie Ménard, Marty Laforest

Predicting speech quality based on interactivity and delay
Alexander Raake, Katrin Schoenenberg, Janto Skowronek, Sebastian Egger

Perceptual, acoustic and electroglottographic correlates of 3 aggressive attitudes in French: a pilot study
Charlotte Kouklia, Nicolas Audibert

Discourse and Machine Learning, Paralinguistic and Nonlinguistic Cues

Theme identification in telephone service conversations using quaternions of speech features
Mohamed Morchid, Georges Linarès, Marc El-Beze, Renato De Mori

Detection of laughter in children's speech using spectral and prosodic acoustic features
Hrishikesh Rao, Jonathan C. Kim, Agata Rozga, Mark A. Clements

Classification of cooperative and competitive overlaps in speech using cues from the context, overlapper, and overlappee
Khiet P. Truong

Annotation and detection of conflict escalation in Political debates
Samuel Kim, Fabio Valente, Alessandro Vinciarelli

Machine learning of probabilistic phonological pronunciation rules from the Italian CLIPS corpus
Florian Schiel, Mary Stevens, Uwe D. Reichel, Francesco Cutugno

Human perception of alcoholic intoxication in speech
Barbara Baumeister, Florian Schiel

Phonetic manifestation and influence of zero anaphora in Chinese reading texts
Luying Hou, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li

Diacritics restoration for Arabic dialect texts
S. Harrat, M. Abbas, K. Meftouh, K. Smaili

Effects of talk-spurt silence boundary thresholds on distribution of gaps and overlaps
Marcin Włodarczak, Petra Wagner

Final lengthening in Russian: a corpus-based study
Tatiana Kachkovskaia, Nina Volskaya, Pavel Skrelin

From segmentation bootstrapping to transcription-to-word conversion
Uwe D. Reichel

Manual and automatic tone annotation: the case of an endangered language from north vietnam “mo piu”
Geneviève Caelen-Haumont, Katarina Bartkova

Non-canonical syntactic structures in discourse: tonality, tonicity and tones in English (semi-)spontaneous speech
Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment

Prediction of strategy and outcome as negotiation unfolds by using basic verbal and behavioral features
Elnaz Nouri, Sunghyun Park, Stefan Scherer, Jonathan Gratch, Peter Carnevale, Louis-Philippe Morency, David Traum

Language Identification, Speaker Diarization

Unsupervised naming of speakers in broadcast TV: using written names, pronounced names or both?
Johann Poignant, Laurent Besacier, Viet Bac Le, Sophie Rosset, Georges Quénot

Integer linear programming for speaker diarization and cross-modal identification in TV broadcast
Hervé Bredin, Johann Poignant

Native accent classification via i-vectors and speaker compensation fusion
Andrea DeMarco, Stephen J. Cox

An open-source state-of-the-art toolbox for broadcast news diarization
Mickael Rouvier, Grégor Dupuy, Paul Gay, Elie Khoury, Teva Merlin, Sylvain Meignier

Audio event classification using deep neural networks
Zvi Kons, Orith Toledo-Ronen

Code-Switching event detection based on delta-BIC using phonetic eigenvoice models
Wei-Bin Liang, Chung-Hsien Wu, Chun-Shan Hsu

Automatic estimation of dialect mixing ratio for dialect speech recognition
Naoki Hirayama, Koichiro Yoshino, Katsutoshi Itoyama, Shinsuke Mori, Hiroshi G. Okuno

The albayzin 2012 language recognition evaluation
Luis Javier Rodríguez-Fuentes, Niko Brümmer, Mikel Penagarikano, Amparo Varona, Germán Bordel, Mireia Diez

TRAP language identification system for RATS phase II evaluation
Kyu J. Han, Sriram Ganapathy, Ming Li, Mohamed K. Omar, Shrikanth Narayanan

Improving language identification robustness to highly channel-degraded speech through multiple system fusion
Aaron Lawson, Mitchell McLaren, Yun Lei, Vikramjit Mitra, Nicolas Scheffer, Luciana Ferrer, Martin Graciarena

Speaker Recognition I, II

Fast and memory effective i-vector extraction using a factorized sub-space
Sandro Cumani, Pietro Laface

Effective estimation of a multi-session speaker model using information on signal parameters
Konstantin Simonchik, Andrey Shulipa, Timur Pekhovsky

Automatic regularization of cross-entropy cost for speaker recognition fusion
Ville Hautamäki, Kong Aik Lee, David A. van Leeuwen, R. Saeidi, Anthony Larcher, Tomi Kinnunen, Taufiq Hasan, Seyed Omid Sadjadi, Gang Liu, Hynek Bořil, John H. L. Hansen, Benoit Fauve

Speaker verification based on fusion of acoustic and articulatory information
Ming Li, Jangwon Kim, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Shrikanth Narayanan

The distribution of calibrated likelihood-ratios in speaker recognition
David A. van Leeuwen, Niko Brümmer

Eigenageing compensation for speaker verification
Finnian Kelly, Niko Brümmer, Naomi Harte

Anchor and UBM-based multi-class MLLR m-vector system for speaker verification
A. K. Sarkar, Claude Barras

Ensemble approach in speaker verification
Leibny Paola Garcia Perera, Bhiksha Raj, Juan Arturo Nolazco-Flores

Sequential model adaptation for speaker verification
Jun Wang, Dong Wang, Xiaojun Wu, Thomas Fang Zheng, Javier Tejedor

Improving short utterance based i-vector speaker recognition using source and utterance-duration normalization techniques
A. Kanagasundaram, D. Dean, Javier Gonzalez-Dominguez, S. Sridharan, D. Ramos, Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez

On leveraging conversational data for building a text dependent speaker verification system
Hagai Aronowitz, Oren Barkan

THU-EE system fusion for the NIST 2012 speaker recognition evaluation
Wei-Qiang Zhang, Zhiyi Li, Weiwei Liu, Jia Liu

Subspace-constrained supervector PLDA for speaker verification
Daniel Garcia-Romero, Alan McCree

Augmenting short-term cepstral features with long-term discriminative features for speaker verification of telephone data
Cong-Thanh Do, Claude Barras, Viet Bac Le, A. K. Sarkar

Using group delay functions from all-pole models for speaker recognition
Padmanabhan Rajan, Tomi Kinnunen, Cemal Hanilçi, Jouni Pohjalainen, Paavo Alku

Secure binary embeddings of front-end factor analysis for privacy preserving speaker verification
José Portêlo, Alberto Abad, Bhiksha Raj, Isabel Trancoso

On von-mises fisher mixture model in text-independent speaker identification
Jalil Taghia, Zhanyu Ma, Arne Leijon

Using phone log-likelihood ratios as features for speaker recognition
Mireia Diez, Amparo Varona, Mikel Penagarikano, Luis Javier Rodríguez-Fuentes, Germán Bordel

Handling recordings acquired simultaneously over multiple channels with PLDA
Jesús Villalba, Mireia Diez, Amparo Varona, Eduardo Lleida

Bayesian distance metric learning on i-vector for speaker verification
Xiao Fang, Najim Dehak, James Glass

Merging human and automatic system decisions to improve speaker recognition performance
Rosa González Hautamäki, Ville Hautamäki, Padmanabhan Rajan, Tomi Kinnunen

ASR — Feature Extraction

Convolutional deep rectifier neural nets for phone recognition
László Tóth

Pitch synchronous spectral analysis for a pitch dependent recognition of voiced phonemes — PISAR
Hans-Günter Hirsch

New parameters for automatic speech recognition based on the mammalian cochlea model using resonance analysis
José Luis Oropeza Rodríguez

Using an autoencoder with deformable templates to discover features for automated speech recognition
Navdeep Jaitly, Geoffrey E. Hinton

Speaking rate normalization with lattice-based context-dependent phoneme duration modeling for personalized speech recognizers on mobile devices
Ching-Feng Yeh, Hung-yi Lee, Lin-shan Lee

Subspace models for bottleneck features
Jun Qi, Dong Wang, Javier Tejedor

Bottleneck features based on gammatone frequency cepstral coefficients
Jun Qi, Dong Wang, Ji Xu, Javier Tejedor

Cross-entropy vs. squared error training: a theoretical and experimental comparison
Pavel Golik, Patrick Doetsch, Hermann Ney

Acoustic features for detection of phonemic aspiration in voiced plosives
Vaishali Patil, Preeti Rao

Estimating phoneme class conditional probabilities from raw speech signal using convolutional neural networks
Dimitri Palaz, Ronan Collobert, Mathew Magimai-Doss

Hierarchical models based on a continuous acoustic space to identify phonological features
Javier Mikel Olaso, María Inés Torres

Locality sensitive hashing for fast computation of correlational manifold learning based feature space transformations
Vikrant Singh Tomar, Richard C. Rose

Evaluating speech features with the minimal-pair ABX task: analysis of the classical MFC/PLP pipeline
Thomas Schatz, Vijayaditya Peddinti, Francis Bach, Aren Jansen, Hynek Hermansky, Emmanuel Dupoux

ASR — Pronunciation, Prosodic and New Paradigms

Knowledge integration for improving performance in LVCSR
Chen-Yu Chiang, Sabato Marco Siniscalchi, Sin-Horng Chen, Chin-Hui Lee

Inter-speaker variability in audio-visual classification of word prominence
Martin Heckmann

Parameter clustering for temporally varying weight regression for automatic speech recognition
Shilin Liu, Khe Chai Sim

Phone duration modeling using clustering of rich contexts
Tanel Alumäe, Rena Nemoto

Human mouth state detection using low frequency ultrasound
Farzaneh Ahmadi, Mousa Ahmadi, Ian Vince McLoughlin

Lexical stress detection for L2 English speech using deep belief networks
Kun Li, Xiaojun Qian, Shiyin Kang, Helen Meng

MLP-HMM two-stage unsupervised training for low-resource languages on conversational telephone speech recognition
Yanmin Qian, Jia Liu

Failure transitions for joint n-gram models and G2p conversion
Josef R. Novak, Nobuaki Minematsu, Keikichi Hirose

Generative modeling of speech F0 contours
Hirokazu Kameoka, Kota Yoshizato, Tatsuma Ishihara, Yasunori Ohishi, Kunio Kashino, Shigeki Sagayama

G2p variant prediction techniques for ASR and STD
Marelie H. Davel, Charl van Heerden, Etienne Barnard

Rhythm analysis of second-language speech through low-frequency auditory features
Jin Jin, Joseph Tepperman

Graph-based semi-supervised learning for phone and segment classification
Yuzong Liu, Katrin Kirchhoff

Selective use of gaze information to improve ASR performance in noisy environments by cache-based class language model adaptation
Ao Shen, Neil Cooke, Martin Russell

Deep segmental neural networks for speech recognition
Ossama Abdel-Hamid, Li Deng, Dong Yu, Hui Jiang

Quantifying cross-linguistic variation in grapheme-to-phoneme mapping
Martine Coene, Annemiek Hammer, Wojtek Kowalczyk, Louis ten Bosch, Bart Vaerenberg, Paul J. Govaerts

Speech Science in End-User Applications

Large-scale personal assistant technology deployment: the siri experience
Jerome R. Bellegarda

Evaluating an adaptive dialog system for the public
Benjamin Weiss, Simon Willkomm, Sebastian Möller

Self-taught assistive vocal interfaces: an overview of the ALADIN project
Jort F. Gemmeke, Bart Ons, Netsanet Tessema, Hugo Van hamme, Janneke van de Loo, Guy De Pauw, Walter Daelemans, Jonathan Huyghe, Jan Derboven, Lode Vuegen, Bert Van Den Broeck, Peter Karsmakers, Bart Vanrumste

Affect recognition in real-life acoustic conditions — a new perspective on feature selection
Florian Eyben, Felix Weninger, Björn Schuller

A distributed system for recognizing home automation commands and distress calls in the Italian language
Emanuele Principi, Stefano Squartini, Francesco Piazza, Danilo Fuselli, Maurizio Bonifazi

Probabilistic trainable segmenter for call center audio using multiple features
Nina Zinovieva, Xiaodan Zhuang, Pat Peterson, Joe Alwan, Rohit Prasad

Voice search in mobile applications and the use of linked open data
Felix Burkhardt, Hans Ulrich Nägeli

Evaluation of a real-time voice order recognition system from multiple audio channels in a home
Michel Vacher, Benjamin Lecouteux, Dan Istrate, Thierry Joubert, François Portet, Mohamed Sehili, Pedro Chahuara

In-home detection of distress calls: the case of aged users
Frédéric Aman, Michel Vacher, Solange Rossato, François Portet

Data driven methods for utterance semantic tagging
Ding Liu, Anthea Cheung, Anna Margolis, Patrick Redmond, Jun-won Suh, Chao Wang

The AT&t speech API: a study on practical challenges for customized speech to text service
E. Gouvêa, A. Moreno-Daniel, A. Reddy, R. Chengalvarayan, D. Thomson, A. Ljolje

In-vehicle destination entry by voice: practical aspects
Bart D'hoore, Alfred Wiesen

Perception of Non Native Sounds

Intelligibility at a multilingual cocktail party: effect of concurrent language knowledge
Aurore Gautreau, Michel Hoen, Fanny Meunier

Regional accents affect speech intelligibility in a multitalker environment
Ewa Jacewicz, Robert Allen Fox

Perception of English minimal pairs in noise by Japanese listeners: does clear speech for L2 listeners help?
Shinichi Tokuma, Won Tokuma

Salento Italian listeners' perception of American English vowels
Bianca Sisinni, Paola Escudero, Mirko Grimaldi

TP 3.1 software: a tool for designing audio, visual, and audiovisual perceptual training tasks and perception tests
Andréia Schurt Rauber, Anabela Rato, Denise Cristina Kluge, Giane Rodrigues dos Santos

Effect of linguistic masker on the intelligibility of Mandarin sentences
Fei Chen, Junfeng Li, Lena L. N. Wong, Yonghong Yan

The learning and generalization of contrasts consistent or inconsistent with native biases
Kyuwon Moon, Meghan Sumner

L2 English learners' recognition of words spoken in familiar versus unfamiliar English accents
Jia Ying, Jason A. Shaw, Catherine T. Best

The effects of perceptual and/or productive training on the perception and production of English vowels /ɪ/ and /iː/ by Cantonese ESL learners
Janice Wing Sze Wong

On the role of L1 speech production in L2 perception: evidence from Spanish learners of French
Natalia Kartushina, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder

Looking for lexical feedback effects in /tl/→/kl/ repairs
Pierre Hallé, Natalia Kartushina, Juan Segui, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder

Recognizing words across regional accents: the role of perceptual assimilation in lexical competition
Catherine T. Best, Jason A. Shaw, Elizabeth Clancy

Speech Disorders — Data and Methodology

Dysarthria intelligibility assessment in a factor analysis total variability space
David Martínez, Phil D. Green, H. Christensen

Perceptual interference between regional accent and voice/speech disorders
Alain Ghio, Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, Juliette Roquel, Antoine Giovanni

Linguistic disfluency in narrative speech: evidence from story-telling in 6-year olds
Ingrida Balčiūnienė

Assessing the utility of judgments of children's speech production made by untrained listeners in uncontrolled listening environments
Benjamin Munson

Consonant distortions in dysarthria due to parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cerebellar ataxia
Tanja Kocjančič Antolík, Cécile Fougeron

Study of coarticulation and F2 transitions in French and Italian adult stutterers
Marine Verdurand, Solange Rossato, Lionel Granjon, Daria Balbo, Claudio Zmarich

Automatic tracheoesophageal voice typing using acoustic parameters
Renee P. Clapham, Corina J. Van As-Brooks, Michiel W. M. Van den Brekel, Frans J. M. Hilgers, Rob J. J. H. Van Son

Burst-based features for the classification of pathological voices
Julie Mauclair, Lionel Koenig, Marina Robert, Peggy Gatignol

Classification of depression state based on articulatory precision
Brian S. Helfer, Thomas F. Quatieri, James R. Williamson, Daryush D. Mehta, Rachelle Horwitz, Bea Yu

Using text and acoustic features to diagnose progressive aphasia and its subtypes
Kathleen C. Fraser, Frank Rudzicz, Elizabeth Rochon

Search and Computational Issues in LVCSR

Multi-domain neural network language model
Tanel Alumäe

Improving lightly supervised training for broadcast transcription
Y. Long, M. J. F. Gales, P. Lanchantin, X. Liu, M. S. Seigel, P. C. Woodland

Weakly supervised parsing with rules
C. Cerisara, A. Lorenzo, P. Kral

Relative error bounds for statistical classifiers based on the f-divergence
Markus Nussbaum-Thom, Eugen Beck, Tamer Alkhouli, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

Experiments towards a better LVCSR system for tamil
Melvin Jose Johnson Premkumar, Ngoc Thang Vu, Tanja Schultz

A hybrid language model for open-vocabulary Thai LVCSR
Kwanchiva Thangthai, Ananlada Chotimongkol, Chai Wutiwiwatchai

Hierarchical pitman-yor and dirichlet process for language model
Jen-Tzung Chien, Ying-Lan Chang

Unsupervised confidence calibration using examples of recognized words and their contexts
Taichi Asami, Satoshi Kobashikawa, Hirokazu Masataki, Osamu Yoshioka, Satoshi Takahashi

Multilingual hierarchical MRASTA features for ASR
Zoltán Tüske, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

Heuristic selection of training sentences from historical TV guide for semi-supervised LM adaptation
Harry M. Chang

Combination of random indexing based language model and n-gram language model for speech recognition
Dominique Fohr, Odile Mella

Improving low-resource CD-DNN-HMM using dropout and multilingual DNN training
Yajie Miao, Florian Metze

Finding recurrent out-of-vocabulary words
Long Qin, Alexander Rudnicky

Using conversational word bursts in spoken term detection
Justin Chiu, Alexander Rudnicky

Child Computer Interaction (Special Session)

Acoustic-prosodic, turn-taking, and language cues in child-psychologist interactions for varying social demand
Daniel Bone, Chi-Chun Lee, Theodora Chaspari, Matthew P. Black, Marian E. Williams, Sungbok Lee, Pat Levitt, Shrikanth Narayanan

A preliminary study of child vocalization on a parallel corpus of US and shanghainese toddlers
Hynek Bořil, Qian Zhang, Pongtep Angkititrakul, John H. L. Hansen, Dongxin Xu, Jill Gilkerson, Jeffrey A. Richards

A survey about databases of children's speech
Felix Claus, Hamurabi Gamboa Rosales, Rico Petrick, Horst-Udo Hain, Rüdiger Hoffmann

Affective evaluation of multimodal dialogue games for preschoolers using physiological signals
Vassiliki Kouloumenta, Manolis Perakakis, Alexandros Potamianos

Amplitude modulation features for emotion recognition from speech
Md. Jahangir Alam, Yazid Attabi, Pierre Dumouchel, Patrick Kenny, Douglas O'Shaughnessy

Analyzing eye-voice coordination in rapid automatized naming
Daniel Bone, Chi-Chun Lee, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Shrikanth Narayanan, Renske S. Hoedemaker, Peter C. Gordon

Analyzing the structure of parent-moderated narratives from children with ASD using an entity-based approach
Theodora Chaspari, Emily Mower Provost, Shrikanth Narayanan

Automated speech scoring for non-native middle school students with multiple task types
Keelan Evanini, Xinhao Wang

Identification of gender from children's speech by computers and humans
Saeid Safavi, Peter Jančovič, Martin Russell, Michael Carey

On why Japanese /r/ sounds are difficult for children to acquire
Takayuki Arai

Dialog Systems and Applications I, II

Recurrent neural networks for language understanding
Kaisheng Yao, Geoffrey Zweig, Mei-Yuh Hwang, Yangyang Shi, Dong Yu

A study on LVCSR and keyword search for tagalog
Korbinian Riedhammer, Van Hai Do, James Hieronymus

Characterising depressed speech for classification
Sharifa Alghowinem, Roland Goecke, Michael Wagner, Julien Epps, Gordon Parker, Michael Breakspear

Combining acoustic name spotting and continuous context models to improve spoken person name recognition in speech
Benjamin Bigot, Grégory Senay, Georges Linarès, Corinne Fredouille, Richard Dufour

A resource-dependent approach to word modeling for keyword spotting
I-Fan Chen, Chin-Hui Lee

Markers of confidence and correctness in spoken medical narratives
Kathryn Womack, Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Cara Calvelli, Jeff B. Pelz, Pengcheng Shi, Anne Haake

Development of a web framework for teaching and learning Japanese prosody: OJAD (online Japanese accent dictionary)
Ibuki Nakamura, Nobuaki Minematsu, Masayuki Suzuki, Hiroko Hirano, Chieko Nakagawa, Noriko Nakamura, Yukinori Tagawa, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Hashimoto

Addressee detection for dialog systems using temporal and spectral dimensions of speaking style
Elizabeth Shriberg, Andreas Stolcke, Suman Ravuri

Analysis of factors involved in the choice of rising or non-rising intonation in question utterances appearing in conversational speech
Hiroaki Hatano, Miyako Kiso, Carlos T. Ishi

IsNL? a discriminative approach to detect natural language like queries for conversational understanding
Asli Celikyilmaz, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür

Automatic accent quantification of indian speakers of English
Jian Cheng, Nikhil Bojja, Xin Chen

Semantic parsing using word confusion networks with conditional random fields
Gokhan Tur, Anoop Deoras, Dilek Hakkani-Tür

Timing responses to questions in dialogue
Sofia Strömbergsson, Anna Hjalmarsson, Jens Edlund, David House

BUT BABEL system for spontaneous Cantonese
Martin Karafiát, František Grézl, Mirko Hannemann, Karel Veselý, Jan Černocký

Semi-supervised manifold learning approaches for spoken term verification
Atta Norouzian, Richard C. Rose, Aren Jansen

Language modeling for mixed language speech recognition using weighted phrase extraction
Ying Li, Pascale Fung

Correlates to intelligibility in deviant child speech — comparing clinical evaluations to audience response system-based evaluations by untrained listeners
Sofia Strömbergsson, Christina Tånnander

Using linguistic analysis to characterize conceptual units of thought in spoken medical narratives
Kathryn Womack, Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Cara Calvelli, Jeff B. Pelz, Pengcheng Shi, Anne Haake

Interacting with robots via speech and gestures, an integrated architecture
Francesco Cutugno, Alberto Finzi, Michelangelo Fiore, Enrico Leone, Silvia Rossi

Incorporating named entity recognition into the speech transcription process
Mohamed Hatmi, Christine Jacquin, Emmanuel Morin, Sylvain Meignier

DTW-distance-ordered spoken term detection
Teppei Ohno, Tomoyosi Akiba

Refining sentence similarity with discourse information in dialog system
Sangkeun Jung, Seung-Hoon Na

Two-step correction of speech recognition errors based on n-gram and long contextual information
Ryohei Nakatani, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Yasuo Ariki

Inferring actor communities from videos
Sumit Negi, Ramnath Balasubramanyan, Santanu Chaudhury

Multiple topic identification in telephone conversations
Xavier Bost, Marc El-Beze, Renato De Mori

Variable-Span out-of-vocabulary named entity detection
Wei Chen, Sankaranarayanan Ananthakrishnan, Rohit Prasad, Prem Natarajan

On the feasibility of using pupil diameter to estimate cognitive load changes for in-vehicle spoken dialogues
Andrew L. Kun, Oskar Palinko, Zeljko Medenica, Peter A. Heeman

Investigation of recurrent-neural-network architectures and learning methods for spoken language understanding
Grégoire Mesnil, Xiaodong He, Li Deng, Yoshua Bengio

Paraphrase features to improve natural language understanding
Xiaohu Liu, Ruhi Sarikaya, Chris Brockett, Chris Quirk, William B. Dolan

A weakly-supervised approach for discovering new user intents from search query logs
Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Asli Celikyilmaz, Larry Heck, Gokhan Tur

Exploiting shared information for multi-intent natural language sentence classification
Puyang Xu, Ruhi Sarikaya

Spoken Machine Translation and Speech Natural Language Processing I, II

Quality assessment of asymmetric multiparty telephone conferences: a systematic method from technical degradations to perceived impairments
Janto Skowronek, Julian Herlinghaus, Alexander Raake

User activity estimation method based on probabilistic generative model of acoustic event sequence with user activity and its subordinate categories
Keisuke Imoto, Suehiro Shimauchi, Hisashi Uematsu, Hitoshi Ohmuro

Generalizing continuous-space translation of paralinguistic information
Takatomo Kano, Shinnosuke Takamichi, Sakriani Sakti, Graham Neubig, Tomoki Toda, Satoshi Nakamura

An empirical comparison of joint optimization techniques for speech translation
Masaya Ohgushi, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Tomoki Toda, Satoshi Nakamura

A sequential repetition model for improved disfluency detection
Mari Ostendorf, Sangyun Hahn

Disfluency detection based on prosodic features for university lectures
Henrique Medeiros, Helena Moniz, Fernando Batista, Isabel Trancoso, Luis Nunes

What's the difference? comparing humans and machines on the Aurora 2 speech recognition task
Bernd T. Meyer

Calibration of distance measures for unsupervised query-by-example
Michele Gubian, Lou Boves, Maarten Versteegh

Indexing multimedia documents with acoustic concept recognition lattices
Diego Castan, Murat Akbacak tools and adaptors supporting acquisition, annotation and analysis of multimodal corpora
Spyros Kousidis, Thies Pfeiffer, David Schlangen

Automatic human utility evaluation of ASR systems: does WER really predict performance?
Benoit Favre, Kyla Cheung, Siavash Kazemian, Adam Lee, Yang Liu, Cosmin Munteanu, Ani Nenkova, Dennis Ochei, Gerald Penn, Stephen Tratz, Clare Voss, Frauke Zeller

Corpus analysis of simultaneous interpretation data for improving real time speech translation
Vivek Kumar Rangarajan Sridhar, John Chen, Srinivas Bangalore

A real-world system for simultaneous translation of German lectures
Eunah Cho, Christian Fügen, Teresa Hermann, Kevin Kilgour, Mohammed Mediani, Christian Mohr, Jan Niehues, Kay Rottmann, Christian Saam, Sebastian Stüker, Alex Waibel

Freestyle: a challenge-response system for hip hop lyrics via unsupervised induction of stochastic transduction grammars
Dekai Wu, Karteek Addanki, Markus Saers

Toward transfer of acoustic cues of emphasis across languages
Andreas Tsiartas, Panayiotis G. Georgiou, Shrikanth Narayanan

Simple, lexicalized choice of translation timing for simultaneous speech translation
Tomoki Fujita, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Tomoki Toda, Satoshi Nakamura

Speech and Audio Signal Processing

A phase-modified approach for TDE-based acoustic localization
Georgios Athanasopoulos, Werner Verhelst

Interference robust DOA estimation of human speech by exploiting historical information and temporal correlation
Wei Xue, Shan Liang, Wenju Liu

Identifying new bird species from differences in birdsong
Naomi Harte, Sadhbh Murphy, David J. Kelly, Nicola M. Marples

Controlling “shout” expression in a Japanese POP singing performance: analysis and suppression study
Yuri Nishigaki, Ken-Ichi Sakakibara, Masanori Morise, Ryuichi Nisimura, Toshio Irino, Hideki Kawahara

Dimensionality analysis of singing speech based on locality preserving projections
Mahnoosh Mehrabani, John H. L. Hansen

Audio classification using dominant spatial patterns in time-frequency space
Md. Khademul Islam Molla, Keikichi Hirose

Spectro-temporal modulation based singing detection combined with pitch-based grouping for singing voice separation
Tse-En Lin, Chung-Chien Hsu, Yi-Cheng Chen, Jian-Hueng Chen, Tai-Shih Chi

NMF-based temporal feature integration for acoustic event classification
Jimmy Ludeña-Choez, Ascensión Gallardo-Antolín

Robust audio-codebooks for large-scale event detection in consumer videos
Shourabh Rawat, Peter F. Schulam, Susanne Burger, Duo Ding, Yipei Wang, Florian Metze

Person identification using biometric markers from footsteps sound
M. Umair Bin Altaf, Taras Butko, Biing-Hwang Juang

Learning binaural spectrogram features for azimuthal speaker localization
Wiktor Młynarski

An unsupervised Bayesian classifier for multiple speaker detection and localization
Youssef Oualil, Friedrich Faubel, Dietrich Klakow

Joint recognition and direction-of-arrival estimation of simultaneous meeting-room acoustic events
Rupayan Chakraborty, Climent Nadeu

Audio self organized units for high-level event detection
Xiaodan Zhuang, Shuang Wu, Pradeep Natarajan, Rohit Prasad, Prem Natarajan

Robust Speaker Recognition I, II

Noise robust speaker verification with delta cepstrum normalization
Naoyuki Kanda, Ryu Takeda, Yasunari Obuchi

R-norm: improving inter-speaker variability modelling at the score level via regression score normalisation
David Vandyke, Michael Wagner, Roland Goecke

Frequency warping and robust speaker verification: a comparison of alternative mel-scale representations
Tomi Kinnunen, Md. Jahangir Alam, Pavel Matějka, Patrick Kenny, Jan Černocký, Douglas O'Shaughnessy

Acoustic factor analysis based universal background model for robust speaker verification in noise
Taufiq Hasan, John H. L. Hansen

A new Bayesian network to assess the reliability of speaker verification decisions
Jesús Villalba, Eduardo Lleida, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel

The IBM RATS phase II speaker recognition system: overview and analysis
Weizhong Zhu, Sibel Yaman, Jason Pelecanos

Multi-session PLDA scoring of i-vector for partially open-set speaker detection
Kong Aik Lee, Anthony Larcher, Chang Huai You, Bin Ma, Haizhou Li

Impact of noise reduction and spectrum estimation on noise robust speaker identification
Keith W. Godin, Seyed Omid Sadjadi, John H. L. Hansen

Improvement of distant-talking speaker identification using bottleneck features of DNN
Takanori Yamada, Longbiao Wang, Atsuhiko Kai

Geometric contamination for GMM/UBM speaker verification in reverberant environments
Alessio Brutti, Maurizio Omologo

Towards a more efficient SVM supervector speaker verification system using Gaussian reduction and a tree-structured hash
Richard D. McClanahan, Phillip L. De Leon

Improving the PLDA based speaker verification in limited microphone data conditions
A. Kanagasundaram, D. Dean, Javier Gonzalez-Dominguez, S. Sridharan, D. Ramos, Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez

The I3a speaker recognition system for NIST SRE12: post-evaluation analysis
Jesús Villalba, Eduardo Lleida, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel

Text-dependent speaker recognition using PLDA with uncertainty propagation
T. Stafylakis, Patrick Kenny, P. Ouellet, J. Perez, M. Kockmann, Pierre Dumouchel

Robust speaker recognition using spectro-temporal autoregressive models
Sri Harish Mallidi, Sriram Ganapathy, Hynek Hermansky

Effect of multicondition training on i-vector PLDA configurations for speaker recognition
Padmanabhan Rajan, Tomi Kinnunen, Ville Hautamäki

Improving robustness to compressed speech in speaker recognition
Mitchell McLaren, Victor Abrash, Martin Graciarena, Yun Lei, Jan Pešán

Modulation features for noise robust speaker identification
Vikramjit Mitra, Mitchell McLaren, Horacio Franco, Martin Graciarena, Nicolas Scheffer

Minimax i-vector extractor for short duration speaker verification
Ville Hautamäki, You-Chi Cheng, Padmanabhan Rajan, Chin-Hui Lee

Standoff speaker recognition: effects of recording distance mismatch on speaker recognition system performance
Mike Fowler, Mark McCurry, Jonathan Bramsen, Kehinde Dunsin, Jeremiah Remus

Speech Production — Data and Models

The organ stop “vox humana” as a model for a vowel synthesiser
Fabian Brackhane, Jürgen Trouvain

Information theoretic acoustic feature selection for acoustic-to-articulatory inversion
Prasanta Kumar Ghosh, Shrikanth Narayanan

Formant contours in Czech vowels: speaker-discriminating potential
Dita Fejlová, David Lukeš, Radek Skarnitzl

An anisotropic diffusion filter based on multidirectional separability
Shen Liu, Jianguo Wei, Xin Wang, Wenhuan Lu, Qiang Fang, Jianwu Dang

The phonological voicing contrast in Czech: an EPG study of phonated and whispered fricatives
Radek Skarnitzl, Pavel Šturm, Pavel Machač

Vowel and prosodic factor dependent variations of vocal-tract length
Shinji Maeda, Yves Laprie

Word identification using phonetic features: towards a method to support multivariate fMRI speech decoding
Tijl Grootswagers, Karen Dijkstra, Louis ten Bosch, Alex Brandmeyer, Makiko Sadakata

Analysis of breathy, modal and pressed phonation based on low frequency spectral density
Dhananjaya Gowda, Mikko Kurimo

Is the vowel length contrast in Japanese exaggerated in infant-directed speech?
Keiichi Tajima, Kuniyoshi Tanaka, Andrew Martin, Reiko Mazuka

Investigating the relationship between glottal area waveform shape and harmonic magnitudes through computational modeling and laryngeal high-speed videoendoscopy
Gang Chen, Robin A. Samlan, Jody Kreiman, Abeer Alwan

Formant frequency tracking using Gaussian mixtures with maximum a posteriori adaptation
Jonathan C. Kim, Hrishikesh Rao, Mark A. Clements

Devoicing of vowels in German, a comparison of Japanese and German speakers
Rei Yasuda, Frank Zimmerer

Identifying consonantal tasks via measures of tongue shaping: a real-time MRI investigation of the production of vocalized syllabic /l/ in American English
Caitlin Smith, Adam Lammert

Speech Enhancement

A speech enhancement method by coupling speech detection and spectral amplitude estimation
Feng Deng, Chang-chun Bao, Feng Bao

Late reverberation suppression using MMSE modulation spectral estimation
Chenxi Zheng, Wai-Yip Chan

A new statistical excitation mapping for enhancement of throat microphone recordings
M. A. Tuğtekin Turan, Engin Erzin

Classification based binaural dereverberation
Nicoleta Roman, Michael I. Mandel

Target-to-non-target directional ratio estimation based on dual-microphone phase differences for target-directional speech enhancement
Seon Man Kim, Hong Kook Kim

Speech spectrum restoration based on conditional restricted boltzmann machine
Xugang Lu, Shigeki Matsuda, Chiori Hori

Speaker separation using visual speech features and single-channel audio
Faheem Khan, Ben Milner

Spectral modulation sensitivity based perceptual acoustic echo cancellation
Wei-Lun Chuang, Kah-Meng Cheong, Chung-Chien Hsu, Tai-Shih Chi

Speech enhancement using compressed sensing
Vinayak Abrol, Pulkit Sharma, Anil Kumar Sao

Spectro-temporal post-enhancement using MMSE estimation in NMF based single-channel source separation
Emad M. Grais, Hakan Erdogan

A pitch-based spectral enhancement technique for robust speech processing
Kantapon Kaewtip, Lee Ngee Tan, Abeer Alwan

Stochastic-deterministic signal modelling for the tracking of pitch in noise and speech mixtures using factorial HMMs
Matthew McCallum, Bernard Guillemin

Restoration of clipped signals with application to speech recognition
Shay Maymon, Etienne Marcheret, Vaibhava Goel

On the robustness of distributed EM based BSS in asynchronous distributed microphone array scenarios
Yasufumi Uezu, Keisuke Kinoshita, Mehrez Souden, Tomohiro Nakatani

ASR — Acoustic Modeling

Infinite support vector machines in speech recognition
Jingzhou Yang, Rogier C. van Dalen, M. J. F. Gales

An on-line incremental speaker adaptation technique for audio stream transcription
Diego Giuliani, Fabio Brugnara

Accent- and speaker-specific polyphone decision trees for non-native speech recognition
Dominic Telaar, Mark C. Fuhs

Investigations on hessian-free optimization for cross-entropy training of deep neural networks
Simon Wiesler, Jinyu Li, Jian Xue

Cross-lingual acoustic model adaptation based on transfer vector field smoothing with MAP
Masahiro Saiko, Shigeki Matsuda, Ken Hanazawa, Ryosuke Isotani, Chiori Hori

N-best rescoring by phoneme classifiers using subclass adaboost algorithm
Hiroshi Fujimura, Yusuke Shinohara, Takashi Masuko

Stream selection and integration in multistream ASR using GMM-based performance monitoring
Tetsuji Ogawa, Feipeng Li, Hynek Hermansky

VTLN based on the linear interpolation of contiguous mel filter-bank energies
Néstor Becerra Yoma, Claudio Garretón, Fernando Huenupán, Ignacio Catalán, Jorge Wuth

Context-dependent modeling and speaker normalization applied to reservoir-based phone recognition
Fabian Triefenbach, Azarakhsh Jalalvand, Kris Demuynck, Jean-Pierre Martens

Interpolation of acoustic models for speech recognition
Thiago Fraga-Silva, Jean-Luc Gauvain, Lori Lamel

Training log-linear acoustic models in higher-order polynomial feature space for speech recognition
M. Tahir, H. Huang, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney, Louis ten Bosch, Bert Cranen, Lou Boves

Comparison of spectral analysis methods for automatic speech recognition
Venkata Neelima Parinam, Chandra Vootkuri, Stephen A. Zahorian

Synthetic speaker models using VTLN to improve the performance of children in mismatched speaker conditions for ASR
D. R. Sanand, T. Svendsen

Exploring convolutional neural network structures and optimization techniques for speech recognition
Ossama Abdel-Hamid, Li Deng, Dong Yu

Intelligibility-Enhancing Speech Modifications (Special Session)

Intelligibility-enhancing speech modifications: the hurricane challenge
Martin Cooke, Catherine Mayo, Cassia Valentini-Botinhao

Statistical synthesizer with embedded prosodic and spectral modifications to generate highly intelligible speech in noise
D. Erro, T. C. Zorilă, Yannis Stylianou, E. Navas, I. Hernaez

Lombard modified text-to-speech synthesis for improved intelligibility: submission for the hurricane challenge 2013
Antti Suni, Reima Karhila, Tuomo Raitio, Mikko Kurimo, Martti Vainio, Paavo Alku

Combining perceptually-motivated spectral shaping with loudness and duration modification for intelligibility enhancement of HMM-based synthetic speech in noise
Cassia Valentini-Botinhao, Junichi Yamagishi, Simon King, Yannis Stylianou

Increasing speech intelligibility via spectral shaping with frequency warping and dynamic range compression plus transient enhancement
Elizabeth Godoy, Yannis Stylianou

Improving speech intelligibility in noise by SII-dependent preprocessing using frequency-dependent amplification and dynamic range compression
Henning Schepker, Jan Rennies, Simon Doclo

SII-based speech preprocessing for intelligibility improvement in noise
Cees H. Taal, Jesper Jensen

Rephrasing-based speech intelligibility enhancement
Mengqiu Zhang, Petko N. Petkov, W. Bastiaan Kleijn

Information-preserving temporal reallocation of speech in the presence of fluctuating maskers
Vincent Aubanel, Martin Cooke

Preservation of speech spectral dynamics enhances intelligibility
Petko N. Petkov, W. Bastiaan Kleijn

An overview of the VUB entry for the 2013 hurricane challenge
Henk Brouckxon, Werner Verhelst

Improvement of speech intelligibility by reallocation of spectral energy
Reiko Takou, Nobumasa Seiyama, Atsushi Imai



Systems for Search/Retrieval of Speech Documents

Speech Analysis I-IV

Language and Dialect Recognition

ASR — Neural Networks

Speech Acoustics

Paralinguistic Challenge (Special Session)

Perception of Prosody

Prosody, Phonetics of Language Varieties

Speech Synthesis I. II

Perception, Dialectal Differences

Speech Enhancement — Single Channel

Dialog Modeling

ASR — Lexical, Prosodic and Cross/Multi-Lingual

Phonetic Convergence

Speech Production, Acquisition and Development I, II

General Topics in ASR

Voice Activity Detection and Speech Segmentation

Show and Tell Sessions 1-3

Discourse, Intonation, Prosody

Source Separation

Paralinguistic Information I, II

ASR — Robustness Against Noise I-III

Neural Basis of Speech Perception

Spoofing and Countermeasures for Automatic Speaker Verification (Special Session)

Metadata, Evaluation and Resources I, II

Speech Technology for Speech and Hearing Disorders I, II

Discriminative Training Methods for Language Modeling

ASR — Adaptive Training

Speech Acquisition and Development

Articulatory Data Acquisition and Processing (Special Session)

Topics in Speech Perception and Emotion

Discourse and Machine Learning, Paralinguistic and Nonlinguistic Cues

Language Identification, Speaker Diarization

Speech Synthesis — Prosody and Emotion

Spoken Language Information Retrieval

Speaker Recognition I, II

Multimodal Speech Perception

ASR — Feature Extraction

ASR — Pronunciation, Prosodic and New Paradigms

Dialog Systems

ASR — Pronunciation Variants and Modeling

Speaker Recognition Evaluation

Physiology and Models of Speech Production

Speech Science in End-User Applications

Perception of Non Native Sounds

Speech Disorders — Data and Methodology

Search and Computational Issues in LVCSR

Speech and Hearing Disorders

Speech and Audio Segmentation

Speech Synthesis — Various Topics

ASR — Discriminative Training

L2 Acquisition, Multilingualism

Child Computer Interaction (Special Session)

Dialog Systems and Applications I, II

Spoken Machine Translation and Speech Natural Language Processing I, II

Language Model Adaptation

Spoken Language Summarization and Understanding

Speech Synthesis — Multimodal and Articulatory Synthesis

Speaker Diarization and Recognition

Models of Speech Perception

Speech and Audio Signal Processing

Linguistic Systems, Phonetics-Phonology Interface

Speech Synthesis — Voice Conversion

Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition Systems

Robust Speaker Recognition I, II

Acoustic and Articulatory Cues in Speech Perception

Speech Production — Data and Models

Speech Enhancement

ASR — Acoustic Modeling

Special Event: ESCA/ISCA Anniversary

Language Modeling for Conversational Speech

Speech Enhancement and Coding

Articulatory and Acoustic Cues of Speech Prosody

Intelligibility-Enhancing Speech Modifications (Special Session)