October 12, 2019 9:00 am - October 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Europe and North America | United Kingdom | London | SOAS University of London
This workshop introduces Persephone (/pərˈsɛfəni/), an automatic phoneme transcription tool. As opposed to traditional speech recognition tools Persephone is designed for situations where training data is limited, perhaps as little as an hour of transcribed speech. Such limitations on data are common in the documentation of low-resource languages. It is possible to use such small amounts of data to train a transcription model that can help aid transcription, yet such technology has not been widely adopted.