August 2023 Newsletter

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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2019 OpenSAT Public Safety Communications Simulation

Samrómur Queries Icelandic Speech 1.0


LDC at Interspeech 2023
LDC is happy to be back in person as an exhibitor and longtime supporter of Interspeech, taking place this year August 20-24 in Dublin, Ireland. Stop by Stand A2 to say hello and learn about the latest developments at the Consortium. LDC is also delighted to once again be a silver sponsor for the Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop and to provide data in support of the CHiME-7 challenge satellite workshop and the MERLIon CCS Challenge

LDC will post conference updates via our social media platforms. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin! 

LDC Releases Speech Activity Detector
LDC announces the release of the LDC Broad Phonetic Class Speech Activity Detector. Based on the broad phonetic class recognizer implemented in the HTK Speech Recognition Toolkit, LDC’s speech activity detector model runs the speech signal through a GMM-HMM recognizer to identify five broad phonetic classes: vowel, stops/affricate, fricative, nasal, and glide/liquid. The LDC Broad Phonetic Class Speech Activity Detector is available at no cost on github under a GPL v3 license.    

Fall 2023 LDC Data Scholarship Program 
Student applications for the Fall 2023 LDC Data Scholarship program are being accepted now through September 15, 2023. This program provides eligible students with no-cost access to LDC data. Students must complete an application consisting of a data use proposal and letter of support from their advisor. For application requirements and program rules, visit the LDC Data Scholarships page