The final 10% of funding was retained until the final project report
was submitted. Phil suggested completing the final reports for each lab
before the official end of the project.
A funding update was to be computed and distributed to all labs
report planned activities/cost to PDG, PDG return to cost statement to all
All members of the network were reminded that EU auditing procedures have become stricter and were asked to document spending appropriately.
PDG reported that the final contract for HOARSE had just been circulated and urged all members to read it carefully. HOARSE was reported to be ‘live’ as of the 1.9.02 and 30% of the total budget was to be redistributed soon.
Patras (Joerg): Towards a model of room reflection masking
DC (Joan): ASR experiments with multi-stream, TANDEM and hybrid RBF/HMM approaches on the AURORA 2000 and UKKCP databases
DC (Julien): Julien gave a short introduction to his work so far and his envisaged contribution to HOARSE.
IDIAP (Andrew): overview of work carried out by IDIAP
a) Measuring and modeling subject performance in multi-cue tasks (audio-visual motion detection)
b) A case for utterance based decision fusion in audio-visual speech recognition
a) Progress report on Multi-source decoding
b) Using binaural cues for source segregation
External advisor (Jordi): Embed it! Embedded speech recognition in mobile telephones