Who spoke when
University of Ljubljana –
The thesis addresses the problem of structuring the audio data in terms of speakers, i.e., finding the regions in the audio streams that belong to one speaker and joining each region of the same speaker together. The task of organizing the audio data in this way is known as speaker diarization and was first introduced in the NIST project of Rich Transcription in “Who spoke when” evaluations. The speaker-diarization problem is composed of several tasks. This thesis addresses three of them: speech/non-speech segmentation, speaker- and background-change detection, and speaker clustering.
The main objectives in our research were to develop new representations of audio data that were more suitable for each task and to improve the accuracy and increase the robustness of standard approaches under various acoustic and environmental conditions. The motivation for the improvement of the existing methods and the development of new procedures for speaker-diarization tasks is the design of a system for the speaker-based audio indexing of broadcast news shows.
Date: 2006-Nov-23 Time: 15:00:00 Room: INESC ID, 4th floor meeting room
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.