M. Wester, Judith M. Kessens, H. Strik (2002)
Automatic Speech Recognition for MUMIS
Deliverable D-5.1-T20 of MUMIS (Multimedia Indexing and Searching Environment), Project ref. no. IST-1999-10651, 28 February 2002, 26 pages.
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This report describes the status of the automatic speech recognition tools developed for MUMIS data. Two languages have been studied so far, Dutch and English. The data comprises the commentaries that accompany TV broadcasts of football matches (Euro-2000). The speech can be described as spontaneous. The recordings are extremely noisy as they contain a great deal of background noise in the form of noise produced by the crowd, the referee etc. This noise greatly increases the difficulty of the speech recognition task.