Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation Tampere University
Project title Zero-Shot Active Learning of Acoustic Models
Applicant / Contact person Virtanen, Tuomas
Decision No. 338502
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025
Funding 589 921
Project description
Modern sound recognition techniques are based on machine learning, which requires large quantities of annotated data. This limits the sound recognition to specific tasks where sufficient data are available. Project ZERO-ACOUSTIC will develop methods that allow recognizing sounds using their textual descriptions, attributes such as their material, or images. Furthermore, it will develop active learning methods that continuously improve the recognition by requesting information from humans in those cases where the recognition is uncertain. We will also model the subjectivity of human input, so that learning is possible from information provided by non-experts