Advanced Automatic Speech Recognition, SS 2010

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April 20, 2010

New Lecture: Advanced Automatic Speech Recognition

In this semester, for the first time we offer an advanced lecture on automatic speech recognition. This lecture builds on the Lecture Introduction to Automatic Speech Recognition which is a requirement for the attendance of this advanced lecture. This lecture addresses students in master courses as well as doctoral studies.



Type Date Room Start Instructor/s
V3 Tue, 14:00 - 15:30 (biweekly) Seminarraum LS Informatik 6 (Raum 6124) April 20, 2010 Dr.rer.nat. R. Schlüter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Ney
Thu, 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum LS Informatik 6 (Raum 6124) April 22, 2010
Ü1 Tue, 14:00 - 15:30 (biweekly) Seminarraum LS Informatik 6 (Raum 6124) April 27, 2010 D. Nolden, Dr.rer.nat. R. Schlüter

Specific schedule (individual distribution of lectures/exercises):
Month Day Lecture/Exercise
April 20 Lecture
22 Lecture
27 Exercises
29 Lecture
May 4 Lecture
6 Lecture
11 Exercises
13 Holiday: Ascension Day
18 Lecture
20 Lecture
25 Holiday: Excursion Week/Pentecost
27 Holiday: Excursion Week/Pentecost
June 1 DIES: RWTH Sports Day
3 Holiday: Corpus Christi
8 Lecture
10 Exercises (Thursday!)
15 Lecture
17 Lecture
22 Exercises
24 Lecture
29 Lecture
July 1 Lecture
6 Exercises
8 Lecture
13 Lecture
15 Lecture
20 Exercises
22 Lecture
27 Lecture
August 5 Lecture


Here you can find the download material for the lecture. The exercise sheets as well as other documents needed for the solution of the exercises will be made available on this here.

Lecture Notes:

Final version of lecture notes of this lecture (Advanced Automatic Speech Recognition) (Chapter 6 [MLLR/fMLLR] reworked)

Lecture notes of previous Lecture Introduction to Automatic Speech Recognition

The RWTH Aachen University Speech Recognition System can be downloaded here.


1st Exercise Sheet (not to be submitted - will be presented/explained on April 27th, 2010)  
2nd Exercise Sheet (Submission: May 11th, 2010)  
3th Exercise Sheet (Submission: June 10th, 2010)
4th Exercise Sheet (Submission: June 22th, 2010)
5th Exercise Sheet (Submission: July 6th, 2010)
6th Exercise Sheet (Submission: July 20th, 2010)


The aim of automatic speech recognition is to extract the spoken word sequence from the acoustic signal. An automatic speech recognition system consists typically of four parts:



Language of instruction:



Dr. Ralf Schlüter Tel. 80-21612
David Nolden Tel. 80-21602

Office hours: by arrangement

April 2010