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5, 6 January 1995, IoA meeting, Sheffield, England

One day meeting, Thursday 5th January, 1995
Hosted by the Institute for Language, Speech and Hearing
University of Sheffield

The theme of this meeting is to explore ways in which research in hearing,
speech technology and phonetics can be mutually beneficial, e.g. auditory
modelling and auditory scene analysis as a paradigm for speech recognition in
noise; analysis of rhythm in speech and music; statistical modelling of phones
in context; auditory analyses of voice pitch; auditory representations of
speech sounds.

Provisional list of presentations
A system for separating overlapping voices
Philip Denbigh, Sussex University

Modelling auditory organisation to detect and remove interfering sounds
Dan Ellis, MIT Media Lab, Perceptual Computing

Dynamic acoustic features in the recognition of speech sounds
Gerhard Prinsloo, Technikon OFS, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Phonetic classification and the macro-structure of speech -- the neglected
dimension of time (provisional title)
Steve Greenberg, ICSI Berkeley

Phoneme recognition from subsamples selected by a physiologically based method
for phoneme transition detection
Andrew Morris, Sheffield University

Cocktail party speech recognition
Markus Bodden, Ru"hr-Universita"t Bochum

Auditory representations of speech sounds
Roy Patterson, APU Cambridge

Prosodically driven syllabic speech recognition using abductive inference
Kevin Lenzo, ATR Kyoto

Precise and perceptually relevant processing of amplitude modulation of
complex sounds : Experiments and models

Fre'de'ric Berthommier, (ICP, Grenoble), & Christian Lorenzi (Institut de
Psychologie, Lyon)
Amplitude modulation in wideband filter channels: useless artifact or useful
Leslie Smith,  Stirling University

Recent progress in hybrid connectionist-statistical speech recognition: the
ABBOT large vocabulary system
Steve Renals (Sheffield University), Tony Robinson & Mike Hochberg (Cambridge

Primary Segmentation of Auditory Scenes
Alon Fishbach, Tel-Aviv University


The meeting will take place in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Sir Henry Stephenson
Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1. Coffee and registration begin at 10:30;
presentations will commence at 11:00.

There is no registration fee, but please contact us (email preferred) if
you'll be attending  so that we can send you a map and make adequate provision
for refreshments -- in particular please let us know if you require
accommodation (a limited number of places are available in University Halls of
Residence at 20.25 pounds (stg) per night: we may also be able to help find
suitable hotels).

Second day workshop: 6th January
Interest in this meeting has already exceeded expectations; for this reason we
are very likely to organise a second day, in "workshop format", centred around
discussion of a few "burning issues", e.g. "auditory scene analysis for speech
recognition in noise?", "the utility of auditory representations for speech
recognition systems." We will also make appropriate social arrangements for
those staying over. :-)  Please let us know as soon as possible if you would
like to attend, and if there are any issues you would particularly like to be

Have fun,


posn.   research facilitator
where   institute for language speech and hearing
        sheffield university
        c/o department of computer science
        regent court
        211 portobello street
        sheffield s1 4dp

vox     (+44) 114 282 5594
fax     (+44) 114 278 0972
email   m.crawford@dcs.shef.ac.uk