[AUDITORY] REVERB Challenge (Call for Participation) (=?SHIFT_JIS?Q?Tomohiro_Nakatani?= )

Subject: [AUDITORY] REVERB Challenge (Call for Participation)
From:    =?SHIFT_JIS?Q?Tomohiro_Nakatani?=  <nak@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 4 Jul 2013 00:56:27 -0400

Dear list, We are pleased to announce the launch of the REVERB Challenge for speech enhancement and/or recognition in reverberant environments. Below is a brief description about the challenge. We hope you will find the challenge interesting and consider participating. Best regards, Tomohiro Nakatani on behalf of the REVERB challenge organizers --=20 ---------------------------------------------- REVERB Challenge (Call for Participation) Result submission deadline: December 1, 2013 Workshop: May 10, 2014, Florence, Italy http://reverb2014.dereverberation.com ---------------------------------------------- Recently, substantial progress has been made in the field of reverberant speech signal processing, including both single- and multi-channel de-reverberation techniques, and automatic speech recognition (ASR) techniques robust to reverberation. To evaluate state-of-the-art algorithms and draw new insights regarding potential future research directions, we call for participation in the REVERB (REverberant Voice Enhancement and Recognition Benchmark) challenge that will provide an opportunity to the researchers in the field to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of their methods based on a common database and on common evaluation metrics. The challenge aims at bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplines to discuss novel and established approaches to handle reverberant speech. All entrants will be invited to submit papers describing their work to a dedicated workshop held in conjunction with ICASSP2014 and HSCMA 2014. This challenge is part of the IEEE SPS AASP challenge series. * REVERB CHALLENGE OVERVIEW * You will find all information needed to get started on the challenge webpage ( http://reverb2014.dereverberation.com/ ) Participants are required to evaluate their methods based on the following data and task(s), and submit the evaluation results and a paper that includes detailed description of their methods. - Task 1: Enhancement of reverberant speech with single-/multi-channel enhancement techniques (Evaluation metrics: objective and subjective measures) - Task 2: Robust recognition of reverberant speech (Evaluation metric: word error rate) - Data: Real and simulated 1-, 2-, and 8-channel recordings in reverberant meeting rooms based on the Wall Street Journal Corpus. This data is common for the following 2 tasks. - Details: http://reverb2014.dereverberation.com/ *Participants are invited to take part in either or both of the above tasks. * REVERB CHALLENGE WORKSHOP * The results will be presented by the participants at the REVERB challenge workshop, which will be held in conjunction with ICASSP2014 (http://icassp2014.org/) and HSCMA2014 (http://hscma2014.inria.fr/). * IMPORTANT DATES * Jul 1, 2013 Release of development data and evaluation tools Nov 5, 2013 Release of evaluation data Dec 1, 2013 Deadline for submission of results Jan 10, 2014 Deadline for submission of papers Feb 28, 2014 Notification of acceptance May 10 2014 Workshop in conjunction with ICASSP2014 and HSCMA2014 * ORGANISERS * - Keisuke Kinoshita, Marc Delcroix, Takuya Yoshioka, Tomohiro Nakatani, (NTT) - Emanuel Habets, (Int. Audio Labs Erlangen) - Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, Volker Leutnant, (Paderborn Univ.) - Armin Sehr, (Beuth Univ. of Applied Sciences Berlin) - Walter Kellermann, Roland Maas, (Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg) - Sharon Gannot, (Bar-Ilan Univ.) - Bhiksha Raj, (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)

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