Aveiro, November 11-13, 2024

Albayzin 2024 Search-on-Speech Challenge

Search on Speech Challenge (SoSC), organized by Universidad San Pablo-CEU and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, consists of finding a list of terms/queries in Spanish audio archives and is divided into two different tasks: Spoken Term Detection (STD) and Query-by-Example Spoken Term Detection (QbE-STD). Data will cover conference/workshop domain, TV shows and a novel domain that consists of a corpus of interviews with people from rural areas covering different dialectal varieties in Spain.
This evaluation involves searching in audio content a list of terms/queries and it is suitable for groups working on speech indexing/retrieval and speech recognition. In other words, this evaluation focuses on retrieving the audio files that contain any of those terms/queries along with the corresponding timestamps. A baseline system for the STD task provided by the evaluation organizers can be found at https://github.com/javiertejedornoguerales/Whisper_STD.

The calendar for the Albayzín Search-on-Speech challenge evaluation is::

  • May 20th, 2024: Registration opens
  • June 3rd, 2024: Release of training and development data
  • July 31st, 2024: Registration deadline.
  • September 2nd, 2024 Release of evaluation data
  • October 18th, 2024: Submission and paper deadline
  • October 31st, 2024: System results distributed to participants
  • November 12th, 2024: Official results presented publicly and published
  • November 12th, 2024:Iberspeech 2024 Albayzin Evaluations special session in Aveiro
More details in the evaluation plan
For more information, please contact Javier Tejedor (javiertejedornoguerales at gmail.com)