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Important dates for the NeurIPS 2021 ZeroSpeech Competition (tentative)

  • May 2021: Competition opens

  • Mid-October 2021: (tentative) Workshop paper deadline, submission deadline for systems included in the workshop

  • November 19th, 2021: Final submission deadline for systems not included in workshop

  • December 6th, 2021: NeurIPS conference starts, winners announced

An accompanying NeurIPS workshop is planned, with exact dates to be announced. We strongly encourage that submitted systems be accompanied by a submission to this workshop. In order to allow for a timely paper review process, these systems will need to have final results submitted for evaluation roughly six weeks in advance of the conference. However, we will still accept submissions to the competition after this deadline.

NeurIPS Competition

published on 18/05/2021

As previously announced, we are opening the 2021 benchmark on unsupervised spoken language modelling to a second round of submissions as a NeurIPS competition.

The formulation for this enhanced edition of the challenge is slightly different. While the benchmark remains the same, submissions will be divided into two tracks. Track 1 corresponds to the classic, purely unsupervised case, while Track 2 allows for weak, indirect supervision in the form of images or videos. See the detail pages for more information.

We continue to solicit submissions of models of all sizes. We strongly encourage the exploration of large language models at NeurIPS 2021, in order to help better understand the problem space.

Individual research groups may make no more than four submissions each.

The competition will be paired with a planned NeurIPS workshop on unsupervised and semi-supervised speech modelling. Watch this space for more details.

Announcing ZeroSpeech Enhanced Edition 2021

published on 29/04/2021

We are pleased to announce that the Zero Resource Speech Challenge Enhanced Edition 2021 has been accepted as a NeurIPS competition. Details, including dates and submission procedures, will be announced in early May 2021.