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    • Code-switched English pronunciation modeling for Swahili spoken term detection 

      Kleynhans, Neil; Hartman, William; Van Niekerk, Daniel; Van Heerden, Charl; Schwartz, Rich; Tsakalidis, Stavros; Davel, Marelie H. (Procedia Computer Science: Spoken Language Technology for Under-resourced Languages, 2016-05)
      We investigate modeling strategies for English code-switched words as found in a Swahili spoken term detection system. Code switching, where speakers switch language in a conversation, occurs frequently in multilingual ...
    • Exploring minimal pronunciation modeling for low resource languages 

      Barnard, Etienne; Van Heerden, Charl; Hartmann, William; Karakos, Damianos; Schwartz, Richard; Tsakalidis, Stavros; Davel, Marelie H. (IOS Press Inc, 2015)
      Pronunciation lexicons can range from fully graphemic (modeling each word using the orthography directly) to fully phonemic (first mapping each word to a phoneme string). Between these two options lies a continuum of ...
    • The Spoken Web Search task at Mediaeval 2012 

      Metze, Florian; Xavier, Anguera; Barnard, Etienne; Gravier, Guillaume; Davel, Marelie H. (Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 2013)
      In this paper, we describe the “Spoken Web Search” Task, which was held as part of the 2012 MediaEval benchmark evaluation campaign. The purpose of this task was to perform audio search with audio input in four languages, ...