One of my big tinkering projects that I’ve been thinking a lot about is a multilingual aligner that uses IPA to be able to share acoustic models across languages and maybe even help align data from languages without requiring an initial corpus of ~20 hours to get a good acoustic model. That whole project is outside the scope of the current post (but see the final thoughts section at the end for more on this). What I wanted to do with this blog series is document the end-to-end process of constructing this multilingual aligner with the hopes that these tutorials…

Michael McAuliffe

Recovering academic linguist, tinkering on speech tech resources and tools sometimes

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