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[24 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | 848 views]

I will be going to Japan once more on Saturday, to work with Masataka Goto and colleagues in the green wonderland that is the AIST campus in Tsukuba (Google map). Besides the pleasures of Japanese food and the…

AIST Series, Done and Liked, Featured, Seen and Liked »

[7 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 1,426 views]
Songle and Songrium with YouTube content

AIST have gone a step further with Songle.jp, including YouTube content. Previously only less mainstream music from SoundCloud and independent MP3 sources and the Vocaloid community could be found on the site. Songle is a miraculous shop window for Music…

AIST Series, from me to you »

[31 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 1,792 views]
Visiting AIST

Only a few days and I’ll be back at AIST in Japan, working with Masataka Goto again — but this time it’ll be for six weeks only. I’m quite looking forward to it, not only because I will meet and…

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[9 Dez 2010 | Comments Off | 1,133 views]

Among all the researchers I personally know, maybe Tommie generates the most mass interest – with his VocaListener technology. While I have to be happy if a couple of hundred people watch my videos, Tommie’s research attracts tens of thousands!…

AIST Series, Featured, Seen and Liked »

[30 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | 1,266 views]
Podcastle: automatic speech recognition, and you!

In the photo: Masataka Goto (right) explaining the speech-recognition web service Podcastle to Katy Noland.

I can’t hide being impressed by Podcastle (http://podcastle.jp/). It’s a web-crawling speech recognizer that munches whole podcast series and provides you with a transcription.…

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[25 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | 1,071 views]
Double Bass and Probability: Hiromasa Fujihara

The borderline between music and speech processing is Hiromasa’s scientific home. As is customary in speech processing, he has a very pragmatic approach to probability theory, which sounds a bit like me, but I think Hiromasa is actually much better…