30 Dec 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.