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b. Red Hen Lab - Google Summer of Code 2018 Report


Summer of 2018 was a spectacular year for Red Hen, with twelve projects. A highlight was that for the first time, we achieved an end-to-end pipeline for automatic speech detection of Mandarin Chinese, in production from data capture in China to completed captions in a news dataset of several hundred hours. We also added Russian OCR support for ticker-tape captions, created a smashing Rapid Video Annotator, and made major progress on a series of computer vision projects for emotion detection.

Google Summer of Code 2018 Projects:

  1. Ahmed Ismail -- Automatic Speech Recognition for Arabic -- mentor Ahmed M. H. Abdel-Fattah -- github -- blog 
  2. Ajinkya Takawale -- Audio-Visual Speech Recognition -- mentor Karan Singla -- github -- blog 
  3. Awani Mishra -- Multimodal Show Segmentation -- mentor Anna Bonazzi -- github 
  4. Burhan Ul Tayyab -- Optical Character Recognition in Russian television news shows -- mentor Carlos Fernandez -- github -- blog -- old blog
  5. Devendra Yadav -- Emotion detection and characterization in video using CNN-RNN -- mentor Jakob Suchan -- github -- June slides -- blog
  6. Gyanesh Malhotra -- Multimodal Egocentric Perception, with video, audio, and eye-tracking data -- mentor Tim Groeling
  7. Shuwei Xu -- Automatic Speech Recognition for for Mandarin Chinese -- mentor Kai Chen -- github -- blog 
  8. Sumit Vohra --  Temporal Segmentation of Egocentric Videos using audio + videos -- mentor Mehul Bhatt -- github
  9. Vaibhav Gupta -- Red Hen's Rapid Annotator -- mentor Peter Uhrig -- github
  10. Vikrant Goyal -- Multi-language Translation -- mentor Karan Singla -- github -- blog
  11. Vinay Chandragiri -- Emotion Detection -- mentor Francis Steen -- github 
  12. Zhaoqing Xu -- Automatic Speech Recognition for for Mandarin Chinese -- mentor Mark Turner -- github -- blog