Title: Towards End-to-End Spoken Language Understanding: Application to Voice Command in Smart Homes
Date: 27 January 2021
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Venue: Remote. Register for the event online and receive a Zoom link.
Speaker: Prof. Francois Portet, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France
In this talk, Prof. Portet will give an overview of an approach for voice command in smart home focusing on the Spoken Language Understanding part.
He will start by introducing the domain of Spoken Language Understanding with a focus on the latest developments brought by the Deep Learning approach and its development in the French Language.
He will then introduce the research carried out in the nationally funded Vocadom project, the aim of which is to build a distant voice controlled home automation system that adapts to the user and that can be used in real conditions (noise, presence of several people). In particular, how the voice command has been conceived to fit the needs of older adults and people with sight impairment will be detailed.
The talk will then present some recent SLU experiments for voice command comparing a state-of-the-art pipeline approach and a Deep network based End-to-End model and will provide some analyses of the End-to-End model behavior. Finally, Prof. Portet will discuss the challenges that are still to be addressed in this domain.