ADAPT Academic to Present Research on Dialog Technology at Interspeech 2021

12 August 2021
Interspeech 2021

At this year’s Interspeech 2021, Emer Gilmartin of the ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin, will present a paper titled ‘Speaker Transition Patterns in Three-Party Conversation: Evidence from English, Estonian and Swedish’.  The paper is the result of ongoing work with Marcin Włodarczak at the University of Stockholm, and reports analysis of the fundamentals of timing of turn taking in human conversation, which will inform the design of more natural spoken dialog technology. 

Interspeech is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing. It is hosted annually by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), a non-profit organisation that promotes, in an international context, activities and exchanges in the fields related to speech communication science and technology, and is attended by the world’s leading scientists. The conference showcases the latest scientific breakthroughs in speech recognition and advancements in its industrial applications.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Speech everywhere!”. AI systems are combining speech, vision, language and more to better adhere to human speech communication principles and optimise performance.

The Interspeech 2021 conference will take place in a hybrid format, in Brno, Czech Republic , from 30th August to 3rd September. You can find more information about the conference program and how to register here .