Centre for Digital Humanities


CDH Workshop: Automatic Speech Recognition using Whisper

Event details

02 November 2023
10:30 - 12:00
Digital Humanities Workspace - Room 0.32
Drift 27 (Room 0.32), Utrecht, 3512 BR

During this workshop, Arjan van Hessen, researcher in language and speech technology, will demonstrate how to apply automatic speech recognition (ASR) to your own materials using Whisper, an ASR system trained on 680,000 hours of multilingual and multitask supervised data collected from the web.

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), which involves the computerized recognition and processing of spoken language, holds significant potential for various disciplines. It can serve as a valuable tool for individuals working with oral history interviews, interview transcriptions, subtitle materials, and more.

In addition to providing an overview of the features of Whisper, the host will explore the broader applications of ASR. He will also discuss various tools that can be utilized to achieve optimal results and delve into the capabilities and limitations of current speech recognition systems.

To secure your spot, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that you are unable to attend the workshop, we kindly request that you cancel your registration by sending an email to CDH@uu.nl. This will allow us to offer the vacant spot to another interested participant. Thank you for your cooperation.