Section: Overall Objectives
The research objectives of the METISS research group are dedicated to audio signal and speech processing and are organised along three main axes: speaker characterization, information detection and tracking in audio streams and "advanced" processing of audio signals (in particular, source separation). Some aspects of speech recognition (modeling and decoding) are also addressed so as to reinforce these three principal topics. All these objectives contribute to the more general area of audio scene analysis.
The main industrial sectors in relation with the topics of the METISS research group are the telecommunication sector (with voice authentification), the Internet and multi-media sector (with audio indexing), the musical and audio-visual production sector (with audio signal processing), and, marginally, the sector of educational softwares, games and toys.
In addition to the dissemination of our work through publications in conferences and journals, our scientific activity is accompanied with the permanent concern of evaluation and assessment of our progress within the framework of evaluation campaigns. We also widely disseminate software resources corresponding to our latest developments.
On a regular basis, METISS is involved in bilateral or multilateral partnerships, within the framework of consortia, networks, thematic groups, national research projects European projects and industrial contracts with various local companies.