Breaking the sound barrier

Academics have used funding from the University of Edinburgh’s Data-Driven Innovation initiative to develop ground-breaking Gaelic speech recognition software. Article by Lucy Saddler

A Gaelic speech recognition system is something that the University of Edinburgh academic, Dr William Lamb, has hoped to develop since he completed his PhD in Linguistics.

Fast-forward a number of years and Dr Lamb was able to fulfil this goal, through data driven innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

On a programming course that is part of the university’s MSc in Speech and Language Technology, Dr Lamb met Dr Mark Sinclair, a speech scientist who works for the university spinout company, Quorate Technology.

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