Paper: Speech Communication in the Wild

ACL ID E12-1001
Title Speech Communication in the Wild
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012

Much of what we know about speech perception comes from laboratory studies with clean, canonical speech, ideal listeners and artificial tasks. But how do interlocutors manage to communicate effec- tively in the seemingly less-than-ideal conditions of everyday listening, which frequently involve try- ing to make sense of speech while listening in a non-native language, or in the presence of competing sound sources, or while multitasking? In this talk I?ll examine the effect of real-world conditions on speech perception and quantify the contributions made by factors such as binaural hearing, visual in- formation and prior knowledge to speech communication in noise. I?ll present a computational model which trades stimulus-related cues with information from learnt speech models, and examine ho...