Izhak Shafran


Note: Currently, I am at the OGI School of Science & Engineering.
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Research Interests

Speech and pattern recognition, machine learning, statistical signal processing, and speech technology.

Publications

I. Shafran and R. Rose, ``Robust speech detection and segmentation for real-time ASR applications'', Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Signal and Speech Processing, 2003, (pdf, ps)

M. Ostendorf, I. Shafran and R. Bates ``Prosody models for conversational speech recognition'', submitted to Proc. for 2003 4th Plenary Meeting and Symposium on Prosody and Speech Processing, 2003, (pdf, ps).

I. Shafran and M. Ostendorf, ``Acoustic model clustering based on syllable structure'', accepted for publication in Computer Speech and Language, 2002, (pdf, ps).

I. Shafran, M. Ostendorf and R. Wright ``Prosody and phonetic variability: Lessons learned from acoustic model clustering'', Proc. ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Prosody in Speech Recognition and Understanding, 2001 (PDF,PS)

M. Ostendorf, I. Shafran, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel, L. Carmichael and W. Byrne, ``A prosodically labeled database of spontaneous speech'', Proc. ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Prosody in Speech Recognition and Understanding, 2001 (PDF,PS)

I. Shafran, ``Clustering wide-contexts and HMM topologies for Spontaneous Speech Recognition'', PhD Thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, 2001 (PDF, PS, abstract)

I. Shafran and M. Ostendorf, ``Use of higher level linguistic structure in acoustic modeling for speech recognition'', Proc. IEEE Int'l Conference on Acoustic Signal and Speech Processing, 2000 (PDF,ps).

I. Shafran, Y. Gupta and C. R. Subramanya, ``Coherent de-dispersion system for GMRT'', Proc. 6th Asia Pacific Meet on Astronomy, Int'l Astronomical Union, 1993.

G. Sankar, M. R. Shankaraman, I. Shafran, et. al., ``Feeds for GMRT'', Proc. 6th Asia Pacific Meet on Astronomy, Int'l Astronomical Union, 1993.


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