Program at a glance


Technical Program

Wednesday, November 21

Oral 1: Speaker Recognition

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 09:20 – 10:40
Chair: Xavier Anguera
09:20 – 09:40
Differentiable Supervector Extraction for Encoding Speaker and Phrase Information in Text Dependent Speaker Verification abstractpaper pdf
Victoria Mingote, Antonio Miguel, Alfonso Ortega and Eduardo Lleida
09:40 – 10:00
Phonetic Variability Influence on Short Utterances in Speaker Verification abstractpaper pdf
Ignacio Viñals, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel and Eduardo Lleida
10:00 – 10:20
Restricted Boltzmann Machine Vectors for Speaker Clustering abstractpaper pdf
Umair Khan, Pooyan Safari and Javier Hernando
10:20 – 10:40
Speaker Recognition under Stress Conditions abstractpaper pdf
Esther Rituerto-González, Ascensión Gallardo-Antolín and Carmen Peláez-Moreno
Keynote 1

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:00 – 12:00
Chair: Joan Serrà
11:00 – 12:00
Bio signal-based Spoken Communication abstractslides pdf
Tanja Schultz
Posters: Topics on Speech Technologies

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:00 – 13:30
Chair: Alberto Abad
12:00 – 13:30
Bilingual Prosodic Dataset Compilation for Spoken Language Translation abstractpaper pdf
Alp Oktem, Mireia Farrús and Antonio Bonafonte
12:00 – 13:30
Building an Open Source Automatic Speech Recognition System for Catalan abstractpaper pdf
Baybars Külebi and Alp Öktem
12:00 – 13:30
Multi-Speaker Neural Vocoder abstractpaper pdf
Oriol Barbany Mayor, Antonio Bonafonte and Santiago Pascual
12:00 – 13:30
Improving the Automatic Speech Recognition through the improvement of Laguage Models abstractpaper pdf
Andrés Piñeiro-Martín, Carmen Garcia-Mateo and Laura Docio-Fernandez
12:00 – 13:30
Towards expressive prosody generation in TTS for reading aloud applications abstractpaper pdf
Monica Dominguez, Alicia Burga, Mireia Farrús and Leo Wanner
12:00 – 13:30
Performance evaluation of front- and back-end techniques for ASV spoofing detection systems based on deep features abstract
paper pdf
Alejandro Gomez-Alanis, Antonio M. Peinado, Jose A. Gonzalez and Angel M. Gomez
12:00 – 13:30
The observation likelihood of silence: analysis and prospects for VAD applications abstract
paper pdf
Igor Odriozola, Inma Hernaez, Eva Navas, Luis Serrano and Jon Sanchez
12:00 – 13:30
On the use of Phone-based Embeddings for Language Recognition abstractpaper pdf
Christian Salamea, Ricardo Córdoba, Luis Fernando D’Haro, Rubén San-Segundo and Javier Ferreiros
12:00 – 13:30
End-to-End Speech Translation with the Transformer abstractpaper pdf
Laura Cross Vila, Carlos Escolano, José A. R. Fonollosa and Marta R. Costa-Jussà
12:00 – 13:30
Audio event detection on Google’s Audio Set database: Preliminary results using different types of DNNs abstractpaper pdf
Javier Darna-Sequeiros and Doroteo T. Toledano
12:00 – 13:30
Emotion Detection from Speech and Text abstractpaper pdf
Mikel de Velasco, Raquel Justo, Josu Antón, Mikel Carrilero and M. Inés Torres
12:00 – 13:30
Experimental Framework Design for Sign Language Automatic Recognition abstractpaper pdf
Darío Tilves Santiago, Ian Benderitter and Carmen García Mateo
12:00 – 13:30
Baseline Acoustic Models for Brazilian Portuguese Using Kaldi Tools abstractpaper pdf
Cassio Batista, Ana Larissa Dias and Nelson Sampaio Neto
Oral 2: ASR & Speech Applications

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 15:00 – 16:40
Chair: Carmen García Mateo
15:00 – 15:20
Converted Mel-Cepstral Coefficients for Gender Variability Reduction in Query-by-Example Spoken Document Retrieval abstractpaper pdf
Paula López Otero and Laura Docío Fernández
15:20 – 15:40
A Recurrent Neural Network Approach to Audio Segmentation for Broadcast Domain Data abstractpaper pdf
Pablo Gimeno, Ignacio Viñals, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel and Eduardo Lleida
15:40 – 16:00
Improving Transcription of Manuscripts with Multimodality and Interaction abstractpaper pdf
Emilio Granell, Carlos David Martinez Hinarejos and Verónica Romero
16:00 – 16:20
Improving Pronunciation of Spanish as a Foreign Language for L1 Japanese Speakers with Japañol CAPT Tool abstractpaper pdf
Cristian Tejedor-García, Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo, María J. Machuca, David Escudero, Antonio Ríos and Takuya Kimura
16:20 – 16:40
Exploring E2E speech recognition systems for new languages abstractpaper pdf
Conrad Bernath, Aitor Alvarez, Haritz Arzelus and Carlos David Martínez
Oral 3: Speech & Language Technologies Applied to Health

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 17:00 – 18:40
Chair: Mireia Farrús
17:00 – 17:20
Listening to Laryngectomees: A study of Intelligibility and Self-reported Listening Effort of Spanish Oesophageal Speech abstractpaper pdf
Sneha Raman, Inma Hernaez, Eva Navas and Luis Serrano
17:20 – 17:40
Towards an automatic evaluation of the prosody of people with Down syndrome abstractpaper pdf
Mario Corrales-Astorgano, Pastora Martínez-Castilla, David Escudero-Mancebo, Lourdes Aguilar, César González-Ferreras and Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo
17:40 – 18:00
Whispered-to-voiced Alaryngeal Speech Conversion with Generative Adversarial Networks abstractpaper pdf
Santiago Pascual, Antonio Bonafonte, Joan Serrà and Jose Andrés González
18:00 – 18:20
LSTM based voice conversion for laryngectomees abstractpaper pdf
Luis Serrano, David Tavarez, Xabier Sarasola, Sneha Raman, Ibon Saratxaga, Eva Navas and Inma Hernaez
18:20 – 18:40
Sign Language Gesture Classification using Neural Networks abstractpaper pdf
Zuzanna Parcheta and Carlos David Martinez Hinarejos

Thursday, November 22

Oral 4: Synthesis, Production & Analysis

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 09:00 – 10:40
Chair: Francesc Alías Pujol
09:00 – 09:20
Influence of tense, modal and lax phonation on the three-dimensional finite element synthesis of vowel [A] abstractpaper pdf
Marc Freixes, Marc Arnela, Joan Claudi Socoró, Francesc Alías Pujol and Oriol Guasch
09:20 – 09:40
Exploring Advances in Real-time MRI for Speech Production Studies of European Portuguese abstractpaper pdf
Conceicao Cunha, Samuel Silva, António Teixeira, Catarina Oliveira, Paula Martins, Arun Joseph and Jens Frahm
09:40 – 10:00
A postfiltering approach for dual-microphone smartphones abstractpaper pdf
Juan M. Martín-Doñas, Iván López-Espejo, Angel M. Gomez and Antonio M. Peinado
10:00 – 10:20
Speech and monophonic singing segmentation using pitch parameters abstractpaper pdf
Xabier Sarasola, Eva Navas, David Tavarez, Luis Serrano and Ibon Saratxaga
10:20 – 10:40
Self-Attention Linguistic-Acoustic Decoder abstractpaper pdf
Santiago Pascual, Antonio Bonafonte and Joan Serrà
Keynote 2

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 11:00 – 12:00
Chair: Antonio Bonafonte
11:00 – 12:00
Synthesizing variation in prosody for Text-to-Speech abstractslides pdf
Rob Clark
Special Session: Demo, Projects & PhD Thesis

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:00 – 13:30
Chair: Ricardo de Córdoba

12:00 – 12:20
Thesis in 4 Minutes competition.
Papers SP.8, SP.9, SP.10 and SP.11
Show and Tell
12:20 – 13:30
Japañol: a mobile application to help improving Spanish pronunciation by Japanese native speakers abstractpaper pdf
Cristian Tejedor-García, Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo and David Escudero-Mancebo
Research Projects
12:20 – 13:30
Towards the Application of Global Quality-of-Service Metrics in Biometric Systems abstractpaper pdf
Juan Manuel Espín, Roberto Font, Juan Francisco Inglés-Romero and Cristina Vicente-Chicote
12:20 – 13:30
Incorporation of a Module for Automatic Prediction of Oral Productions Quality in a Learning Video Game abstractpaper pdf
David Escudero and Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo
12:20 – 13:30
Silent Speech: Restoring the Power of Speech to People whose Larynx has been Removed abstractpaper pdf
Jose Andres Gonzalez Lopez, Phil D. Green, Damian Murphy, Amelia Gully and James M. Gilbert
12:20 – 13:30
RESTORE Project: REpair, STOrage and REhabilitation of speech abstractpaper pdf
Inma Hernaez, Eva Navas, Jose Antonio Municio Martín and Javier Gomez Suárez
12:20 – 13:30
Corpus for Cyberbullying Prevention abstractpaper pdf
Asuncion Moreno, Antonio Bonafonte, Igor Jauk, Laia Tarrés and Victor Pereira
12:20 – 13:30
EMPATHIC, Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderdy abstractpaper pdf
M. Ines Torres, Gérard Chollet, César Montenegro, Jofre Tenorio-Laranga, Olga Gordeeveva, Anna Esposito, Cornelius Glackin, Stephan Schlögl, Olivier Deroo, Begoña Fernández-Ruanova, Riberto Santana, Maria S. Kornes, Fred Lindner, Daria Kyslitska, Miriam Reiner, Gennaro Cordasco, Mari Aksnes and Raquel Justo Blanco
PhD Thesis
12:20 – 13:30
Advances on the Transcription of Historical Manuscripts based on Multimodality, Interactivity and Crowdsourcing abstractpaper pdf
Emilio Granell, Carlos David Martinez Hinarejos and Verónica Romero
12:20 – 13:30
Bottleneck and Embedding Representation of Speech for DNN-based Language and Speaker Recognition abstractpaper pdf
Alicia Lozano-Diez, Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Javier Gonzalez-Dominguez
12:20 – 13:30
Deep Learning for i-Vector Speaker and Language Recognition: A Ph.D. Thesis Overview abstractpaper pdf
Omid Ghahabi
12:20 – 13:30
Unsupervised Learning for Expressive Speech Synthesis abstractpaper pdf
Igor Jauk
Albayzin Evaluation

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 15:00 – 16:40
Chair: Alfonso Ortega & Eduardo Lleida
Multimodal Diarization Challenge
15:00 – 19:00
ODESSA/PLUMCOT at Albayzin Multimodal Diarization Challenge 2018 abstractpaper pdf
Benjamin Maurice, Hervé Bredin, Ruiqing Yin, Jose Patino, Héctor Delgado, Claude Barras, Nicholas Evans and Camille Guinaudeau
15:00 – 19:00
UPC Multimodal Speaker Diarization System for the 2018 Albayzin Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Miquel Angel India Massana, Itziar Sagastiberri, Ponç Palau, Elisa Sayrol, Josep Ramon Morros and Javier Hernando
15:00 – 19:00
The GTM-UVIGO System for Audiovisual Diarization abstractpaper pdf
Eduardo Ramos-Muguerza, Laura Docío-Fernández and José Luis Alba-Castro
Speaker Diarization Challenge
15:00 – 19:00
The SRI International STAR-LAB System Description for IberSPEECH-RTVE 2018 Speaker Diarization Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Diego Castan, Mitchell McLaren and Mahesh Kumar Nandwana
15:00 – 19:00
ODESSA at Albayzin Speaker Diarization Challenge 2018 abstractpaper pdf
Jose Patino, Héctor Delgado, Ruiqing Yin, Hervé Bredin, Claude Barras and Nicholas Evans
15:00 – 19:00
EML Submission to Albayzin 2018 Speaker Diarization Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Omid Ghahabi and Volker Fischer
15:00 – 19:00
In-domain Adaptation Solutions for the RTVE 2018 Diarization Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Ignacio Viñals, Pablo Gimeno, Alfonso Ortega, Antonio Miguel and Eduardo Lleida
15:00 – 19:00
DNN-based Embeddings for Speaker Diarization in the AuDIaS-UAM System for the Albayzin 2018 IberSPEECH-RTVE Evaluation abstractpaper pdf
Alicia Lozano-Diez, Beltran Labrador, Diego de Benito, Pablo Ramirez and Doroteo T. Toledano
15:00 – 19:00
CENATAV Voice-Group Systems for Albayzin 2018 Speaker Diarization Evaluation Campaign abstractpaper pdf
Edward L. Campbell, Gabriel Hernandez and José R. Calvo de Lara
15:00 – 19:00
The Intelligent Voice System for the IberSPEECH-RTVE 2018 Speaker Diarization Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Abbas Khosravani, Cornelius Glackin, Nazim Dugan, Gérard Chollet and Nigel Cannings
15:00 – 19:00
JHU Diarization System Description abstractpaper pdf
Zili Huang, L. Paola García-Perera, Jesús Villalba, Daniel Povey and Najim Dehak
Search on Speech Challenge
15:00 – 19:00
GTM-IRLab Systems for Albayzin 2018 Search on Speech Evaluation abstractpaper pdf
Paula López Otero and Laura Docio-Fernandez
15:00 – 19:00
AUDIAS-CEU: A Language-independent approach for the Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection task of the Search on Speech ALBAYZIN 2018 evaluation abstract
paper pdf
Maria Cabello, Doroteo Torre and Javier Tejedor
15:00 – 19:00
GTTS-EHU Systems for the Albayzin 2018 Search on Speech Evaluation abstractpaper pdf
Luis Javier Rodríguez-Fuentes, Mikel Peñagarikano, Amparo Varona and Germán Bordel
15:00 – 19:00
Cenatav Voice Group System for Albayzin 2018 Search on Speech Evaluation abstractpaper pdf
Ana R. Montalvo, Jose M. Ramirez, Alejandro Roble and Jose R. Calvo
Speech to Text Challenge
15:00 – 19:00
MLLP-UPV and RWTH Aachen Spanish ASR Systems for the IberSpeech-RTVE 2018 Speech-to-Text Transcription Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Javier Jorge, Adrià Martínez-Villaronga, Pavel Golik, Adrià Giménez, Joan Albert Silvestre-Cerdà, Patrick Doetsch, Vicent Andreu Císcar, Hermann Ney, Alfons Juan and Albert Sanchis
15:00 – 19:00
Limecraft Flow – workflows for story editing, subtitling and archiving
Victor Garcia, Nuria Sanchez, Angus Knights and Maarten Verwaest
15:00 – 19:00
Exploring Open-Source Deep Learning ASR for Speech-to-Text TV program transcription abstractpaper pdf
Juan M. Perero-Codosero, Javier Antón-Martín, Daniel Tapias Merino, Eduardo López-Gonzalo and Luis A. Hernández-Gómez
15:00 – 19:00
The Vicomtech-PRHLT Speech Transcription Systems for the IberSPEECH-RTVE 2018 Speech to Text Transcription Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Haritz Arzelus, Aitor Alvarez, Conrad Bernath, Eneritz García, Emilio Granell and Carlos David Martinez Hinarejos
15:00 – 19:00
Intelligent Voice ASR system for Iberspeech 2018 Speech to Text Transcription Challenge abstractpaper pdf
Nazim Dugan, Cornelius Glackin, Gérard Chollet and Nigel Cannings
15:00 – 19:00
The GTM-UVIGO System for Albayzin 2018 Speech-to-Text Evaluation abstractpaper pdf
Laura Docio-Fernandez and Carmen Garcia-Mateo
15:00 – 19:00
University of the Basque Country (GTTS@EHU) System for IberSPEECH-RTVE 2018 Speech to Text Transcription Challenge
Mikel Penagarikano, Amparo Varona, Luis J. Rodriguez-Fuentes and German Bordel

Friday, November 23

Oral 5: Text & NLP Applications

Friday, 23 November 2018, 09:00 – 10:40
Chair: José F. Quesada
09:00 – 09:20
Topic coherence analysis for the classification of Alzheimer’s disease abstractpaper pdf
Anna Pompili, Alberto Abad, David Martins de Matos and Isabel Pavão Martins
09:20 – 09:40
Building a global dictionary for semantic technologies abstractpaper pdf
Iklódi Eszter, Gábor Recski, Gábor Borbély and Maria Jose Castro-Bleda
09:40 – 10:00
TransDic, a public domain tool for the generation of phonetic dictionaries in standard and dialectal Spanish and Catalan abstractpaper pdf
Juan-María Garrido, Marta Codina and Kimber Fodge
10:00 – 10:20
Wide Residual Networks 1D for Automatic Text Punctuation abstractpaper pdf
Jorge Llombart, Antonio Miguel, Alfonso Ortega and Eduardo Lleida
10:20 – 10:40
End-to-End Multi-Level Dialog Act Recognition abstractpaper pdf
Eugénio Ribeiro, Ricardo Ribeiro and David Martins de Matos
Keynote 3

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:00 – 12:00
Chair: Carlos Segura
11:00 – 12:00
Automatic Question Answering: Problem Solved? abstractslides pdf
Lluís Màrquez
Round Table

Friday, 23 November 2018, 12:00 – 13:00
Chair: Marta R. Costa-Jussà
12:00 – 13:00
Panel discussion on Speech technologies: Industry and Academy abstract
Tanja Schultz, Rob Clark and David Val La Torre