Dr. Joachim Köhler (M) received his diploma and Dr.-Ing. degree in Communication Engineering from the RWTH Aachen and Munich University of Technology in 1992 and 2000, respectively. In 1993 he joint the Realization Group of ICSI in Berkeley where he investigated robust speech processing algorithms. From 1994 until 1999 he worked in the speech group of the research and development centre of the SIEMENS AG in Munich. The topic of his PhD thesis is multilingual speech recognition and acoustic phone modelling. Since June 1999 he is with Fraunhofer IAIS in Sankt Augustin and head of the department NetMedia. The research focus of NetMedia lies in the area of multimedia indexing and search methods and applications. His current research interests include pattern recognition and speech recognition, spoken document and multimedia retrieval and cloud-based multimedia information architectures. He was recently technical co-ordinator of the European IP-project Linked-TV.


Fraunhofer Audio Mining: Solution for Broadcast Archiving
This presenation shows the productive Fraunhofer Audio Mining solution used by the largest German broadcaster, WDR, to index and archive huge amounts of broadcast data. The presentation shows the technology based on Deep Neural Networks, trainings procedures using very large speech corpora and the final solution integrated in a productive broadcast environment. Further, the evaluation and the results of the usage of media experts are reported.