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Yannick Estève

Professor in Computer Science 

Head of LIA 

yannick (dot) esteve (at)
LIA - University of Avignon - 339 chemin des Meinajaries, Agroparc BP 91228, 84911 Avignon cedex 9, France 


Brief bio

My main research interests are spoken language understanding and speech recognition.  

I have studied Computer Science (Licence and Master's degree) at the Faculty of Sciences of Luminy (Marseille, France). I obtained my PhD on 2002, under the direction of Pr. Renato De Mori, at the Computer Science Labs (LIA) of the University of Avignon (Avignon, France), in association with France Telecom R&D (FTRD, now Orange Labs). 

I have worked since June 2002 with FTRD as a research engineer, then as a post-doctoral researcher until August 2003.  
Then, I have worked until 2018 at the Computer Science Labs (LIUM) of the University of Le Mans (France), from September 2003 as an associate professor, becoming a full professor in 2010.

I have headed the  LIUM from 2012 to 2016 and was a co-founder of the Language and Speech Technology (LST) team of this lab.

From 2015 to 2018, I was also the head of the Claude Chappe Informatics Institute that coordinates research, teaching, and innovation activities on computer science at the University of Le Mans.

In 2018, I moved to the Computer Science Labs of Avignon (LIA) at the University of Avignon.

In May 2020, I became the head of LIA.

My current research activities focus on spoken language understanding, speech translation, speech analytics, speech recognition, deep neural networks, word embeddings, hidden representation.

Currently (2019-2022), I am leading the ON-TRAC project funded by the ANR (French Research Agency) on end-to-end speech translation, and I am the LIA scientific responsible in the ANR DEEP-PRIVACY project focusing on privacy in the framework of speech recognition.

Richard Dufour   

Journal articles1 document

  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise. Characterizing and Detecting Spontaneous Speech: Application To Speaker Role Recognition. Speech Communication, Elsevier : North-Holland, 2014, pp.1--18. ⟨hal-01433222⟩

Conference papers15 documents

  • Salima Mdhaffar, Yannick Estève, Antoine Laurent, Nicolas Hernandez, Richard Dufour, et al.. A Multimodal Educational Corpus of Oral Courses: Annotation, Analysis and Case Study. LREC, May 2020, Marseille, France. ⟨hal-02496700⟩
  • Salima Mdhaffar, Yannick Estève, Nicolas Hernandez, Antoine Laurent, Richard Dufour, et al.. Qualitative Evaluation of ASR Adaptation in a Lecture Context: Application to the PASTEL Corpus. Interspeech 2019, Sep 2019, Graz, Austria. pp.569-573, ⟨10.21437/Interspeech.2019-2661⟩. ⟨hal-02304620⟩
  • Yannick Estève, Mohamed Bouallegue, Carole Lailler, Mohamed Morchid, Richard Dufour, et al.. Integration of word and semantic features for theme identification in telephone conversations. 6th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (IWSDS 2015), 2015, Busan, South Korea. ⟨hal-01433213⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Antoine Laurent, Yannick Estève. Combinaison d’approches pour la reconnaissance du rôle des locuteurs. JEP 2012, 2012, Grenoble, France. ⟨hal-01450727⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise. Investigation of Spontaneous Speech Characterization Applied to Speaker Role Recognition. Interspeech 2011, 2011, Firenze, Italy. ⟨hal-01433512⟩
  • Mickael Rouvier, Richard Dufour, Georges Linarès, Yannick Estève. LIA @ MediaEval 2011 : Compact Representation of Heterogeneous Descriptors for Video Genre Classification. MediaEval, Sep 2011, Pise, Italy. ⟨hal-01320178⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise. Automatic indexing of speech segments with spontaneity levels on large audio database. ACM Workshop on Searching Spontaneous Conversational Speech, 2010, Firenze, Italy. ⟨hal-01452962⟩
  • Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise, Sylvain Meignier, Simon Petitrenaud, Holger Schwenk, et al.. Some recent research work at LIUM based on the use of CMU Sphinx. CMU SPUD Workshop, 2010, Dallas (Texas), Unknown Region. ⟨hal-01434933⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Fethi Bougares, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise. Unsupervised model adaptation on targeted speech segments for LVCSR system combination. Interspeech 2010, 2010, Makuhari, Japan. ⟨hal-01433900⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise, Frédéric Béchet. Utilisation conjointe de modèles locaux et globaux pour la caractérisation et la détection de segments de parole spontanée. JEP 2010, 2010, Mons, Belgium. ⟨hal-01433896⟩
  • Mickael Rouvier, Richard Dufour, Georges Linarès, Yannick Estève. A Language-identification inspired method for spontaneous speech detection. INTERSPEECH, Sep 2010, Makuhari, Japan. ⟨hal-01320176⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise. Corrections spécifiques du français sur les systèmes de reconnaissance automatique de la parole. RJCP 2009, 2009, Avignon, France. ⟨hal-01433948⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève, Paul Deléglise, Frédéric Béchet. Local and global models for spontaneous speech segment detection and characterization. IEEE ASRU 2009, 2009, Merano, Italy. ⟨hal-01433914⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Vincent Jousse, Yannick Estève, Frédéric Béchet, Georges Linarès. Spontaneous Speech Characterization and Detection in Large Audio Database. 13-th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM 2009), 2009, St Petersburg, Russia. ⟨hal-01433943⟩
  • Richard Dufour, Yannick Estève. Correcting ASR outputs: specific solutions to specific errors in French. IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2008), 2008, Goa, India. ⟨hal-01434038⟩