| Category: ||E-Announce |
| Subject: ||Speech Separation Challenge Part 2. Eval data now available. |
| From: ||Mike Lincoln |
| Email: ||mlincol1_(on)_inf.ed.ac.uk |
| Date received: ||14 Mar 2007 |
| Deadline: ||01 May 2007 |
| Start date: ||28 Jun 2007 |
Further to my previous announcement concerning the Speech
Separation Challenge Part 2, please note that the final
evaluation data set is now available from the challenge web site.
For full details of the challenge see below.
Please note the extended deadline for paper submissions of May
Speech Separation Challenge 2!
As a follow on to the highly successful PASCAL Speech Separation
we are pleased to announce the Speech Separation Challenge Part
2! The new task addresses the problem of separating and
recognising overlapping speech from multi-channel recordings made
in realistic environments. Results will be presented at a special
session of MLMI07 (http://www.mlmi07.org/index.php?id=home)
taking place in Brno in the Czech Republic from 28-30 June 2007.
The task is to separate the speech of 2 overlapping speakers
recorded in a real meeting room using two eight element
microphone arrays, and subsequently recognise each speaker. Large
quantities of development data are provided. The speakers read
Wall Street Journal sentences, and a standard WSJ recogniser is
provided for recognition of the separated speech, although
participants are welcome to use their own recognition systems if
Contributions are welcomed from a variety of different approaches
including well-known existing algorithms such as blind source
separation and beamforming, as well as novel techniques.
Full details of the challenge plus downloads for the data and
default recognition system are available from the challenge
* Submission deadline for MLMI07 papers for the SSC2 special
session is May 1st 2007 (note, this is later than the standard
MLMI paper submission deadline)
Mike Lincoln Centre for Speech Technology Research University of