Linguistics Department

Colloquium - Daan van Esch (Google)

Speech Recognition for Language Documentation with ELPIS (Endangered Language Pipeline and Inference System)

Mon, October 28, 2019 | RLP 1.302E

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This talk will introduce Elpis, a user-friendly toolkit designed to help linguists transcribe fieldwork recordings faster. Elpis facilitates the transcription process by making it easy to train and apply a machine-learning speech recognition model on linguistic fieldwork data. We will describe the history of the Elpis project and its development, and provide some example scenarios in which Elpis has been applied so far. We will also introduce the current user interface and describe at a very high level how the underlying machine learning technology works. We will also describe what other possibilities language technology offers for accelerating the annotation and analysis process in general. For a written introduction to ELPIS by Daan and his colleagues, please see this article:

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