End-to-End Bengali Speech Recognition using DeepSpeech

Corresponding Author:

Md Mahadi Hasan Nahid (nahid-cse@sust.edu)

Abstract:

One of the main challenges in Bengali speech recognition is modeling phoneme alignment. The exact prior probabilities of phoneme transitions in an individual word are not known; in this paper, we seek to investigate the DeepSpeech network for recognizing individual Bengali speech samples. There are recurrent LSTM layers at the heart of this network for modeling internal phoneme representation. We have added convolutional layers at the bottom which obviates the need of assuming anything about internal phoneme alignment. We have trained the model with a connectionist temporal classification (CTC) loss function and constructed the transcript by using a beam search…

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Authors:

M. M. H. Nahid (nahid-cse@sust.edu)

Keywords:

Bengali Speech Recognition, Bengali ASR, DeepSpeech, LSTM, CTC

Name of Theme:

Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics

Name of Volume:

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published on:

August 28th, 2019

Slope failure induced hazard in Khulshi Area of the Chittagong city, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author:

Md Shofiqul Islam (shofiq-pme@sust.edu)

Abstract:

Slope failure during the heavy monsoon rainfall is happening as the penalty of extreme hill cutting for urbanization and deforestation in Khulshi area, causing a hazardous incident including the loss of life and property. In this paper, we present the main causes for landslide by determining the engineering and geological properties of in-situ soil samples. The analyzed slopes are consisting of two types of formations. The lower part comprises of hard and compact silt/clay layer with high cohesion (6.1 KPa) and Young modulus (519.4 KPa). On the other hand, the upper part consists of loose sand with relatively low cohesion…

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Authors:

Md Shofiqul Islam (shofiq-pme@sust.edu)

Keywords:

Slope failure, Soil sample, Rainfall, Hazard, Khulshi

Name of Theme:

Chemical, Food processing, Petroleum and mining

Name of Volume:

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published on:

August 28th, 2019