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The Language and Voice Lab at Reykjavik University

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  • UserJón Guðnason, Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University
  • ClockTuesday 11 December 2018, 13:00-14:00
  • HouseEEE 909B.

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Abstract: The talk describes the newly established Language and Voice Lab ( ) at Reykjavik University and the role it is playing in the development of language technology in Iceland. The team has already developed an open source automatic speech recognition recipe and a web demo ( ) for Icelandic. Another open source project is ongoing for an Icelandic text-to-speech system. Some members of the lab also work on speech signal processing and glottal inverse filtering applied to voice quality assessment and cognitive workload monitoring.

Brief biography: Jon Gudnason received M.Sc. degree from University of Iceland and a Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London. He is an associate professor of electrical engineering at Reykjavik University Iceland, chairman of the Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents (CADIA) and the group leader of Reykjavik University’s Language and Voice Laboratory. He previously had research positions at Imperial College London and Columbia University in New York. He is a member of the board of IEEE Iceland Section and is a member of ISCA . His studies focus on on the nature of the voice source and production and what effect it has on speech applications such as recognition and synthesis. He is also interested in robotics and the application of machine learning to speech processing.

This talk is part of the COMMSP Seminar series.

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