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Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) researchers are turning their attention towards supporting low-resource languages, such as isiXhosa or Marathi, with only limited training resources. We report and reflect on collaborative research across ASR & HCI to situate ASR-enabled technologies to suit the needs and functions of two communities of low-resource language speakers, on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa and in Mumbai, India. We build on longstanding community partnerships and draw on linguistics, media studies and HCI scholarship to guide our research. We demonstrate diverse design methods to: remotely engage participants; collect speech data to test ASR models; and ultimately field-test models with users. Reflecting on the research, we identify opportunities, challenges, and use-cases of ASR, in particular to support pervasive use of WhatsApp voice messaging. Finally, we uncover implications for collaborations across ASR & HCI that advance important discussions at CHI surrounding data, ethics, and AI.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Editors||Simone Barbosa, Cliff Lampe, Caroline Appert, David A. Shamma, Steven Drucker, Julie Williamson, Koji Yatani|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Apr 2022|
|Event||The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2022 - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 30 Apr 2022 → 6 May 2022
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Conference||The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2022|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2022|
|Period||30/04/22 → 6/05/22|
- automatic speech recognition
- mobile devices
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Bell, P., Goldwater, S. & Renals, S.
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