Machine Intelligence Laboratory

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Speech Research Group

The Speech Research Group is part of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory. Its mission is to advance our knowledge of computer-based spoken language processing and develop effective algorithms for implementing applications. Its primary specialism is in large vocabulary speech transcription and related technologies. It also has active research interests in spoken dialogue systems, multimedia document retrieval, statistical machine translation, speech synthesis and machine learning.

Research Areas

The research topic areas covered by the Speech Research Group include:

  • acoustic modelling using statistical models
  • basic research in machine learning
  • large vocabulary recognition
  • multimedia document retrieval
  • portability in speech recognition
  • speaker and environment adaptation
  • spoken dialogue systems
  • statistical language modelling
  • statistical machine translation
  • transcription of found speech

For a simple introduction to speech recognition click here.

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