Welcome to SHINE (Speech-acoustic scene analysis and interpretation) site
The SHINE research unit deals with the study and the development of novel advanced techniques of acoustic signal processing and interpretation, mainly concerning speech signals acquired by multi-microphone systems in real applications.
The research aims to tackle and solve real problems with regard to Speech Interaction in noisy environments (in particular with the speaker at distance from the microphones) and, more generally, to Acoustic Scene Analysis. Moreover, some exploratory research is planned on the use of the most promising signal processing techniques in very challenging fields as Immersive Reality and Musical Scene Analysis.
Foreseen activities also include the application in field (although at prototype level) of the proposed solutions, and the investigation on possible technology transfer processes for applicative contexts as voice-command to a device in a domestic environment or in the automotive field.
During the last three years, most of the efforts of the unit were related to the European Project DICIT, coordinated by FBK. Many documents and details on the most recent achievements obtained on the related scientific and technical topics can be found in the project website, i.e. http://dicit.fbk.eu.
Some of the most recent research activities were conducted under the European Project SCENIC (see http://www-dsp.elet.polimi.it/ispg/SCENIC).
Currently, most of the efforts of the unit are related to the European Project DIRHA (see dirha.fbk.eu), started in January 2012 and coordinated by FBK.
This web site is being revised (last update on February 15, 2012). We apologize for possible incomplete description of some topics.