From December 2020, Our lab has been participating in the “Avatar Symbiotic Society” project, a moonshot-type research and development project led by Professor Ishiguro of Osaka University. “CG-Specific Dialogue” is our research theme. We are focusing on a new conversation system with CG characters that seamlessly integrates an autonomous dialogue system and human remote control (avatars) to realize truly usable, rich-enpowered human-communication system on the next era. We are now working in collaboration with various research institutes.
Julius version 4.6 has been released. You can get it from its GitHub site. What’s new in Julius-4.6 Julius-4.6 is a minor release with new features and fixes, including GPU integration and grammar handling updates. GPU-based DNN-HMM computation (Take a look at v4.6 performance comparison on YouTube!) Now Julius can compute DNN-HMM with GPU. Total decoding will be four times faster than CPU-based computation on Julius-4.5. Requires CUDA version 8, 9 or 10.
The Lab’s web site has been re-organized with Hugo with refreshed English page. Goodbye WordPress!
Julius has merged a pull request that adds a new feature “grammar search on the 1st pass”. To use it, get the latest code on master branch. It enables applying full grammar on the 1-pass, thus outputs more reliable (grammar-constrained) result at the 1st pass. Background The grammar-based recognition on Julius does not apply the full grammar on the 1st pass, but applies only the word-pair constraint extracted from the grammar for efficiency.