Prior to starting a PhD, I’ve worked on speech technology and data projects for both academic research and commercial applications. I’m now a second year PhD student looking to combine techniques used in speech technology with the practices of forensic speech science.
Modelling Pronunciation with Distance: An Automatic Speaker Comparison System for Forensic Applications.
This project builds on my MRes project which involved developing an automatic accent recognition system for forensic applications.
ESRC (Advanced Quantitative Methods)
- MA (Hons.) Linguistics, University of Edinburgh (2008-2012)
- MA by Research, Linguistics, University of York (2012-2014)
- Brown G. and J. Wormald. (forthcoming). Automatic Sociophonetics: Exploring corpora with a forensic accent recognition system. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
- Brown G. (2016). Exploring Forensic Accent Recognition using the Y-ACCDIST System. In Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. Sydney, Australia. pp 305-308.
- Brown G. (2016). Automatic Accent Recognition Systems and the Effects of Data on Performance. In Proceedings of Odyssey: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop. Bilbao, Spain. Paper number 29.
- Brown G. (2015). Automatic recognition of geographically-proximate accents using content-controlled and content-mismatched speech data. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK. Paper number 458.
- Yang CY., G. Brown., L. Lu., J. Yamagishi and S. King. (2012). Noise-robust whispered speech recognition using a non-audible-murmur microphone with VTS compensation. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing. pp 220-223.
- Brown G. (2016). An Introduction to Forensic Speech Technology. University of Bern Department of English Talk. Bern, Switzerland. 23rd May.
- Brown G. (2016). Speak up, Linguists! What can we help the Speech Technology world with? York St John Colloquium Series. York, UK. 17th February.
- Brown G. (2016). What's in an unknown speech sample? The effect of segmental content on automatic accent recognition. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) conference. York, UK. 24th-27th July.
- Brown G. (2015). Moving towards automatic accent recognition for forensic applications. Paper presented at the INTERSPEECH Doctoral Consortium. Dresden, Germany. 6th Sept.
- Brown G. (2015). A data-focussed comparison of automatic accent recognition system architectures. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) conference. Leiden, The Netherlands. 7th - 10th July. [awarded prize for best student presentation]
- Brown G., D. Watt and N. Fecher. (2015). Automatic classification of phonemes produced under different facewear conditions. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) conference. Leiden, The Netherlands. 7th - 10th July.
- Brown G. and D. Watt. (2015). Automatic Accent Recognition for Forensic Applications. Poster presented at UKSpeech conference. Norwich, UK. 2nd-3rd July.
- Brown G. (2015). Speed-Dating, Forensics and Sacking Linguists: a whistle-stop tour of speech technology. University of York Linguistics Society Talk. York, UK. 5th May.
- Watt D., G. Brown and J. Wormald. (2014). Using zooplots to visualise interspeaker distances and automated accent classification accuracy in the Y-ACCDIST system. Paper presented at Innovative Methods in Phonetics and Sociophonetics (IMPS) meeting. Roskilde, Denmark. 21st November.
- Brown G. and J. Wormald. (2014). Speaker Profiling: An automatic method? Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) conference. Zurich, Switzerland. 31st August - 3rd September. [awarded prize for best student presentation]
- Brown G, and D. Watt. (2014). Performance of a novel automatic accent classifier system using geographically-proximate accents. Poster presented at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP) conference. Oxford, UK. 7th - 9th April.
- Brown G. (2015). Talking Robots: An Overview of Speech Technology. Babel. Vol 12.
- International Speech Communication Association
- International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
- British Association of Academic Phoneticians