Competence Network for Advanced Speech Technologies
The competence network COAST is concerned with research and development in the field of speech recognition and speech interpretation with large lexicons for professional applications.
The main research areas are:
Development, improvement, and refinement of algorithms applied for speech recognition from the fields of statistics, acoustics, and signal processing, and their application specific parametrization.
Application of – in combination with speech recognition – new techniques of semantic interpretation using artificial intelligence to improve recognition results and their usability.
Application-specific improvement and optimization of speech recognition, i.e., analysis of the question as to how speech recognition can optimally support concrete applications. The main focus here is on professional transcription of documents, messages, and meetings, as well as media mining. The network is, however, open to further applications.
Testing of possibilities to apply speech recognition in new applications.