Automatic Speech Recognition for Endangered Languages - Dr. Hilaria Cruz
Come join the first Discourse and Semiotics Workshop of the semester -- a talk by linguist Dr. Hilaria Cruz. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) is a fascinating and burgeoning technology that has near limitless potential. What used to be considered science fiction, the ability to speak in natural language and have a computer recognize and act, is now commonplace. It has entered our homes in the form of Alexa, Siri and OK Google. But this technology has been limited to major, dominant languages such as English, German, and Spanish. Major companies developing tools for automatic speech recognition in major languages are not interested in developing these technologies for languages with a small number of speakers arguing lack of profitability.
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Stevenson Hall, 417
101 E. Centennial Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208