Collaboration with Classla and the “ReLDI effect”

The ReLDI cen­tre is con­tin­u­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion with CLARIN.SI’s Knowl­edge cen­tre for South Slav­ic lan­guages — CLASSLA. In fact, the re­cent suc­cess sto­ry pub­lished by CLASSLA is ded­i­cat­ed to the im­por­tance of col­lab­o­ra­tions and syn­er­gies, and the term “ReLDI ef­fect” is used to de­scribe syn­er­gis­tic ef­fects be­tween dif­fer­ent projects. You can read the full sto­ry at https://www.clarin.si/info/k-centre/success-stories/.

In ad­di­tion, the ReLDI cen­tre has re­cent­ly been in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of the first open speech-to-text sys­tem for Croa­t­ian, co­or­di­nat­ed by CLASSLA. The sys­tem is avail­able at https://huggingface.co/classla/wav2vec2-xls-r-parlaspeech-hr, where it is pos­si­ble to try out some ex­am­ples, but also up­load or record one’s own speech. The work con­tin­ues, and Par­laSpeech-HR is planned to be pub­lished in ear­ly 2022. All this is the re­sults of joint ef­forts by Niko­la Ljubešić, Ivo-Pavao Jazbec, Vuk Batanović, Lenka Ba­jčetić, Dani­jel Ko­rzinek and Pe­ter Rup­nik, but would not have been pos­si­ble with­out a wider col­lab­o­ra­tion around the Par­laMint project, with Dar­ja Fišer, Tomaž Er­javec, Ma­ciej Ogrod­niczuk and Petya Osen­o­va.