ISCA Archive SIGUL 2023
ISCA Archive SIGUL 2023

Developing Live Welsh Speech Recognition Models for a Commercial Product - a case study

Preben Vangberg, Leena Sarah Farhat, Dewi Bryn Jones, Sean Kinahan

This paper reports on the work undertaken to develop Welsh speech recognition within a wider pilot project for adding a Welsh speech-to-translated English text capability into Haia Communication Ltd’s (Haia)1 innovative hybrid events platform. A hybrid event system is a platform that allows for the integration of physical and virtual elements in an event. It combines the advantages of both physical and virtual event experiences, allowing participants to interact and engage from a physical venue as well as remotely via digital methods. In comparison to platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other video conferencing options, hybrid event systems provide more complete capabilities including multi-camera setups, live streaming capabilities, virtual attendee interaction tools, interactive Q&A sessions, virtual exhibitor booths, networking capabilities, and analytics to gauge attendee engagement and satisfaction. Hybrid events conducted by Welsh public sector organisations require facilitating bilingual Welsh and English language interactions, which at present are provided through human interpretation. Consequently, a key requirement by the Haia platform for facilitating bilingual interactions via technology is support for accurate and efficient online or live automatic speech recognition (ASR).


doi: 10.21437/SIGUL.2023-24

Cite as: Vangberg, P., Farhat, L.S., Jones, D.B., Kinahan, S. (2023) Developing Live Welsh Speech Recognition Models for a Commercial Product - a case study . Proc. 2nd Annual Meeting of the ELRA/ISCA SIG on Under-resourced Languages (SIGUL 2023), 113-115, doi: 10.21437/SIGUL.2023-24

@inproceedings{vangberg23_sigul,
  author={Preben Vangberg and Leena Sarah Farhat and Dewi Bryn Jones and Sean Kinahan},
  title={{Developing Live Welsh Speech Recognition Models for a Commercial Product - a case study }},
  year=2023,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd Annual Meeting of the ELRA/ISCA SIG on Under-resourced Languages (SIGUL 2023)},
  pages={113--115},
  doi={10.21437/SIGUL.2023-24}
}