Dr. Steven Weinberger (Linguistics) and Jill Nelson, (Electrical Engineering) were awarded a tier 2 ($25,000) Provost’s Multidisciplinary Research Grant for their project: Machine Learning for Crowdsourced Phonetic Transcription/Identification of Accented Speech.
Dr. Weinberger and Dr. Nelson are developing a collaborative project at the intersection of phonological speech analysis and computational signal processing to address the challenge of collecting and evaluating phonetic transcriptions of accented speech. The development of a fast and accurate transcription method for accented speech has a variety of applications, not only in second language acquisition, but particularly in automatic accent determination (linguistic forensics).
For more information, visit the Provost's 2016 Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives Page.
June 28, 2016