AES Rome 2013
Saturday, May 4, 14:15 — 15:45 (Sala Manzoni)
W4 - Semantic Analysis for Speech SignalsCo-chairs:
Jörn Loviscach, University of Applied Sciences - Bielefeld, Germany
Christian Uhle, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS - Erlangen, Germany
Yves Raimond, BBC Research and Development - London, UK
Semantic audio analysis is the automated extraction of meaning from audio signals, with applications in, e.g., music information retrieval, intelligent audio editing, and automated music transcription. The workshop focuses on the semantic analysis of signals containing speech. It discusses speech detection methods and their application to speech enhancement, broadcast monitoring, loudness control and audio coding, presents recent work on automatic tagging of speech in the BBC World Service radio archive, and gives an overview of possible future developments, e.g., speaker identification, emotion recognition, and automated editing of speech recordings. The panelists will discuss the state of the art in semantic audio analysis for speech and its challenges.