Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artifiacal Intelligence,
Experience and competence
The Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptive Artificial Intelligence (IDIAP,
http://www.idiap.ch), located in Martigny (Valais, Switzerland), is a non-profit
research institute affiliated with the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Geneva. The IDIAP research
activities are primarily concentrating on automatic speech and speaker
recognition, computer vision and machine learning. IDIAP's contributions
to the current project are in state-of-the-art speech recognition systems
(both HMM and HMM/ANN-based systems) and in multi-band/multi-stream speech
Role in the project
Prof. Hervé Bourlard will act as local coordinator.
IDIAP’s main technical contributions are in Theme 3 (speech recognition
using auditory scene and speech production models) and in Theme 4 (speech
recognition applications). IDIAP is supplying several speech training and
recognition software, including new multi-stream software, new HMM2 training/recognition
software, and Dynamic Bayesian Network software.
Thanks to SPHEAR, IDIAP has established good relationships with most of
the HOARSE partners, and was particularly active (and interested) in exchanging
Principal research personnel, expertise and involvement
Prof. Hervé Bourlard, Director of IDIAP, Leader of the IDIAP Speech
Group, and Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne.
Involvement 6 man-months.
Dr. Andrew Morris, Ph.D. (Grenoble), expertise in missing data and multi-stream
techniques, Involvement 12 man-months.
Dr. Samy Bengio, Ph.D. (University of Montreal), Leader of the IDIAP Machine
Learning group, expertise in machine learning, including HMM. Involvement
Morris, A., Hagen, A., Glotin, H., and Bourlard, H., “Multi-stream adaptive
evidence combination for noise robust ASR,” Speech Communication
(Elsevier, North Holland), Vol. 34, Nos.1-2, pp.25-40, 2001.
Bourlard, H., Bengio, S., and Weber, K., “New Aproaches Towards Robust
and Adaptive Speech Recognition,” invited keynote, to be published in the
Proceedings of Advanced Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS13)}
workshop, T.K. Leen, T.G. Dietterich, and V. Tresp (Eds.), MIT Press, Denver
(CO), Nov.27-Dec.2, 2000.