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Exchanges for SPEech ReseArch aNd TechnOlogies

Objective

The ESPERANTO project aims at pushing speech processing technologies to their next step in order to enable the diffusion of these technologies in European SMEs and to maximize and securize their use in the civil society for forensic, health or education. The ESPERANTO consortium forsees that the next generation of artificial intelligence algorithms for speech processing should :
1. be more accessible : via a larger number of spoken languages, and for applications where resources are strongly limited (health, education, robotics…);
2. integrate a human in the loop to guaranty a higher usability and ease of deployment and maintenance;
3. be explainable in order to enable sensitive applications related to forensic or health and contribute to personal data preservation by detecting and characterizing existing biases due to the data-driven nature of current speech technologies.

ESPERANTO intends to lead the scientific community by releasing evaluation metrics, protocols and standards that will boost the development and evaluation of this new generation of algorithms.
To achieve this ambitious goal, the ESPERANTO project gathers a large and trans-sectorial community of experts in speech related applications such as speech transcription, separation, enhancement, translation, understanding and speaker recognition and diarization to transfer knowledge, organize, produce and standardize resources with the aim of catalyzing and cross-pollenizing this area.
The main goals of the ESPERANTO project are:
- support the development of open-source tools that will encourage fast developement, exchanges and reproducibility;
- produce tutorials and competitive baselines on various topics of speech processing in order to boost the fostering of new speech-AI students, researchers and engineers;
- facilitate the collection and sharing of linguistic and speech resources through standards;
- organize workshops to progress on the speech technologies and favor tranfer of knowledge.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DU MANS
Address
Avenue Olivier Messiaen
72085 Le Mans
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 335 800

Participants (10)

LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE METROLOGIE ET D'ESSAIS
France
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Rue Gaston Boissier 1
75724 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 234 600
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AVIGNON UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Rue Louis Pasteur 74
84029 Avignon Cedex 01
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 13 800
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GROUPE ALLO MEDIA
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
32 Rue De La Bienfaisance
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELYADATA
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 32 200
Address
32 Avenue Habib Bourguiba
2080 Ariana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMILIA MONOPROSOPI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS PAROXIS PLIROFORIKON, TILEPIKOINONIAKON KAI FONITIKON YPIRESION KAI SYSTIMATON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Fragkokklisias 7
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHONEXIA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 41 400
Address
Chaloupkova 3002/1A
612 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I
Cameroon
Address
.
8390 Yaounde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE APLICACIONES TECNOLOGICAS DE AVANZADA
Cuba
Address
Calle 7Ma No 21812 Entre 218 Y 222 Playa
12200 La Habana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Malaysia
Address
Kota Samarahan Sarawak
94300 Kota Samarahan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA*
Malaysia
Address
Minden
11800 Penang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
North Charles Street 3400
21218 Baltimore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MILA INSTITUT QUEBECOIS D INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE
Canada
Address
200-6666 Saint-urbain Street
H2S3H1 Montreal
Activity type
Research Organisations