List of UK Speech Research Centres
Centre for Speech Technology Research (University of Edinburgh)
Founded in 1984, CSTR is concerned with research in all areas of speech technology including speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech signal processing, information access, multimodal interfaces and dialogue systems. We have many collaborations with the wider community of researchers in speech science, language, cognition and machine learning for which Edinburgh is renowned.
Informatics Forum 10 Crichton Street Edinburgh EH8 9AB
|Telephone:||+44 (0) 131 650 4434|
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (University of Surrey)
The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) is one of the major research centres of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the University of Surrey. Its aim is to advance the state of the art in multimedia signal processing and computer vision, with a focus on image, video and audio applications. The research work in the Centre is structured into four main areas: Multimedia Signal Processing and Interpretation, Visual Media, Medical Imaging and Robot Vision. The Centre's expertise and activities span multimedia applications (video coding and retrieval), digital broadcast production, speech and audio processing, picture quality assessment, biometric personal identity authentication, document analysis, medical imaging, automatic visual inspection, mobile robotics, remote sensing, cognitive vision, human-computer interfaces, and dynamic 3D object and environment modelling. The Centre, one of the largest in the UK, has about 100 members comprising academic and support staff, postdoctoral research fellows, visitors and PhD students. Its annual research income is in excess of £9.5m, with about 90 percent resourced by grants from EPSRC, EC and industry.
The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1483 300800|
Sigmedia (Trinity College Dublin)
See www.sigmedia.tv for full details
Dept. Electronic & Electrical Engineering Trinity College Dublin Dublin 2 Ireland
Speech and Audio Processing (Imperial College London)
Speech signal processing; Speech enhancement; Speech analysis and modelling; Acoustic signal processing; Dereverberation
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Exhibition Road London SW7 2AZ
|Telephone:||0207 594 6235|
Speech and Hearing Research Group (University of Sheffield)
- Computational modelling of auditory and speech perception in humans and machines
- Robustness in speech recognition
- Large vocabulary speech recognition systems and their applications
The group is concerned with:
Department of Computer Science University of Sheffield Regent Court 211 Portobello Sheffield, S1 4DP
|Telephone:||+44 (0)114 222 1800|
Speech Research Group (University of Cambridge)
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, speech synthesis and machine learning.
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1223 3 32600|
Speech Science Research Centre (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh)
The multi-disciplinary Speech Science Research Centre promotes both pure and applied research into speech and non-verbal communication in normal speakers and those with a variety of speech and language disorders. It focuses on instrumental analysis using sophisticated technology such as Electropalatography (EPG) , Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA) , Ultrasound, and other computerized equipment for assessing, treating and recording speech and other forms of communication. The Centre aims to become established as a leading centre for quantitative clinical phonetics.
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU
|Telephone:||+44 (0)131 474 0000|
Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences (University College London)
UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences is internationally recognised for its excellent research into the perception and production of speech. We combine basic research into the normal mechanisms of speech and hearing with applied research into problems caused by hearing impairment and by atypical perceptual and cognitive development. Our methodologies include behavioural experimentation, computational modelling, acoustic analysis and neuro-imaging. We provide scientific and technical expertise to a number of collaborative research projects at UCL and beyond.
Chandler House 2 Wakefield Street London WC1N 1PF
Speech, Language and Music Group (University of East Anglia)
There are several closely-linked areas involving speech, language and music that are covered within the Laboratory. For many years, we have done fundamental research into speech and language processing algorithms (e.g. speech recognition in noise, formulaic language modelling, language processing for speech synthesis) and development of applications of speech processing (e.g. call-routing, recognition of speech transmitted using VOIP, dysarthric speech). A recent application area of interest is distributed speech recognition (DSR), an emerging technology in which recognition is divided between a client and its server, and we have been active in defining the international DSR standard. We have developed methods of estimating speech information lost in transmission across networks and compensating for this loss in the recognition process.
School of Computing Sciences University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1603 592847|
The Speech Group (University of Birmingham)
Development and evaluation of new theory and computational paradigms for acoustic modelling, Development and evaluation of parsimonious models for robust speech recognition, inspired by linguistically and physically plausible models of speech production. Application to speech and language technology in education; speech technologies for children; approaches to regional accents. Integration of speech with gaze and gesture.
School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
|Telephone:||+44 (0) 121 414 3093|