HAVRUS Corpus: High-Speed Recordings of Audio-Visual Russian Speech

  • Vasilisa Verkhodanova
  • Alexander Ronzhin
  • Irina Kipyatkova
  • Denis Ivanko
  • Alexey Karpov
  • Miloš Železný
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9811)


In this paper we present a software-hardware complex for collection of audio-visual speech databases with a high-speed camera and a dynamic microphone. We describe the architecture of the developed software as well as some details of the collected database of Russian audio-visual speech HAVRUS. The developed software provides synchronization and fusion of both audio and video channels and makes allowance for and processes the natural factor of human speech - the asynchrony of audio and visual speech modalities. The collected corpus comprises recordings of 20 native speakers of Russian and is meant for further research and experiments on audio-visual Russian speech recognition.


Multimodal database Audiovisual speech Speech technology Automatic speech recognition 



This research is financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, agreement No 14.616.21.0056 (reference RFMEFI61615X0056), project “Research and development of audio-visual speech recognition system based on a microphone and a high-speed camera”, as well as by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, project No LO1506.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasilisa Verkhodanova
    • 1
  • Alexander Ronzhin
    • 1
  • Irina Kipyatkova
    • 1
  • Denis Ivanko
    • 1
  • Alexey Karpov
    • 1
  • Miloš Železný
    • 2
  1. 1.SPIIRASSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.University of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic

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