Automatic Speech Recognition for Humanitarian Applications in Somali

23 Jul 2018Raghav MenonAstik BiswasArmin SaebJohn QuinnThomas Niesler

We present our first efforts in building an automatic speech recognition system for Somali, an under-resourced language, using 1.57 hrs of annotated speech for acoustic model training. The system is part of an ongoing effort by the United Nations (UN) to implement keyword spotting systems supporting humanitarian relief programmes in parts of Africa where languages are severely under-resourced... (read more)

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