Georg Heigold

Georg Heigold received the Diplom degree in physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000. He was a Software Engineer at De La Rue, Berne, Switzerland, from 2000 to 2003. From 2004 to 2010, he was with the Computer Science Department, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, University. Since 2010, he has been a Research Scientist at Google, Mountain View, CA. His research interests include automatic speech recognition, discriminative training, and log-linear modeling.

Google Publications

Previous Publications


    Latent Log-Linear Models for Handwritten Digit Classification

    Thomas Deselaers, Tobias Gass, Georg Heigold

    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 34/6 (2012), pp. 1105-1117


    RWTH OCR: A Large Vocabulary Optical Character Recognition System for Arabic Scripts

    Philippe Dreuw, David Rybach, Georg Heigold, Hermann Ney

    Guide to OCR for Arabic Scripts, Springer (2012), pp. 215-254


    WFST Enabled Solutions to ASR Problems: Beyond HMM Decoding

    Björn Hoffmeister, Georg Heigold, David Rybach, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

    IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 20 (2012), pp. 551-564


    Investigations on Convex Optimization Using Log-Linear HMMs for Digit String Recognition

    Georg Heigold, David Rybach, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

    Interspeech (2009), pp. 216-219


    The RWTH Aachen University Open Source Speech Recognition System

    David Rybach, Christian Gollan, Georg Heigold, Björn Hoffmeister, Jonas Lööf, Ralf Schlüter, Hermann Ney

    Interspeech (2009), pp. 2111-2114


    Speech Recognition with State-based Nearest Neighbour Classifiers.

    Thomas Deselaers, Georg Heigold, Hermann Ney

    Interspeech (2007), pp. 2093-2096


    Minimum Exact Word Error Training

    Georg Heigold, Wolfgang Macherey, Ralf Schlueter, Hermann Ney

    Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (2005), pp. 186-190