The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC), USA and Oxford Wave Research (UK) are proud to announce a new collaboration. Oxford Wave Research (OWR) is an audio and speech R&D company based in Oxford, UK that works on audio processing and speaker diarization and recognition. This collaboration encompasses the use of LDC’s speech corpora and OWR’s audio fingerprinting, speaker diarization and recognition software.
In particular, LDC will use OWR’s audio fingerprinting technology as part of the MADCAT software (Multimedia Audio Duplication & Content Analysis Tool) to find repeated content in broadcast data including audio signatures that mark program boundaries.
The OWR Research Director, Dr Anil Alexander says,
“The OWR team is really looking forward to working with LDC on this exciting real-world application of audio fingerprinting of short utterances.”
“The Consortium continually looks for new ways to integrate speech technology into data collection and annotation processes to improve speed, scale and quality while avoiding bias. We are excited by the increased capability that OWR tools offer.”