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Building Speech Recognition Systems for Language Documentation: The CoEDL Endangered Language Pipeline and Inference System (ELPIS)

Foley, Benjamin; Arnold, Josh; Coto-Solano, Rolando; Durantin, Gautier; Ellison, Timothy; van Esch, Daan; Heath, Scott; Kratochvil, Frantisek; Maxwell-Smith, Zara; Nash, David; Olsson, Ola; Richards, Mark; San, Nay; Stoakes, Hywel


Machine learning has revolutionised speech technologies for major world languages, but these technologies have generally not been available for the roughly 4,000 languages with populations of fewer than 10,000 speakers. This paper describes the development of Elpis, a pipeline which language documentation workers with minimal computational experience can use to build their own speech recognition models, resulting in models being built for 16 languages from the Asia-Pacific region....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Conference paper
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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