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Voxygen attends the Africacom exhibition

Voxygen attends AFRICACOM exhibition  

ANR Half-time review on Nov 25th

The ANR Half-time review is planned on Nov 25th in Paris (ANR headquarters) The slides presented can be found below ALFFA-Review-MiParcours-ANR2015-v2

1st CFP of the 5th Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced languages (SLTU 2016) in Indonesia

================================================================= Call for Papers The 5th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU’16) May 9-12, 2016, Yogyakarta, Indonesia SLTU’16 Workshop web-site: ### Important dates ### – Full paper submission: 25 January 2016 – Notification of acceptance:

Video about the multilingual calculator subtitled in English

Below, the video describing the multilingual calculator prototype developed by Voxygen. In French, subtitled in English.  

Paper accepted for the Show & Tell session at INTERSPEECH 2015

The Paper on Speech Technologies for African Languages: Example of a Multilingual Calculator for Education [PDF], wrote by Laurent Besacier, Elodie Gauthier, Mathieu Mangeot, Philippe Bretier, Paul Bagshaw, Olivier Rosec, Thierry Moudenc, Francois Pellegrino, Sylvie Voisin, Egidio Marsico, Pascal Nocera has been accepted

Kaldi-based ASR system for Amharic now available to the public

All the data and scripts to build a complete ASR system for Amharic (based on Kaldi toolkit) is made available to the public on GitHub. Amharic repository is composed of the transcribed speech corpus with audio, pronunciation lexicon and LM. More details on Amharic ASR

LIG involved in BULB project (Breaking the Unwritten Language Barrier)

  The ANR/DFG project BULB (2015-2018) aims at supporting the documentation of unwritten languages with the help of automatic speech recognition and machine translation technologies. Three mostly unwritten Bantu languages will be at the heart of this project: Basaa, Myene

Swahili ASR system of LIG now included in the KALDI trunk

Swahili ASR system of LIG is now included in the KALDI trunk that can be downloaded by all KALDI users.

Voxygen presented its multilingual calculator at the Francophonie’s summit 2014 in Dakar

Voxygen presented its prototype of multilingual calculator to the “Village de la Francophonie” in Dakar from 24 to 30 November 2014. See links below for more information:

The 21st Nov meeting notes are available on the intranet

The 21st Nov meeting notes are available on the intranet