Thomas Niesler : Research Publications: Journal Papers

  1. Theart, R; Loos, B; Niesler, T.R. Virtual reality assisted microscopy data visualization and colocalization analysis. BMC Bioinformatics, vol. 18, number 2, pp.64-79, doi: 10.1186/s12859-016-1446-2, 2017.

  2. Lerato, L; Niesler, T.R. Clustering acoustic segments using multi-stage agglomerative hierarchical clustering. PLoS ONE, vol. 10, number 10, e0141756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141756, 2015.

  3. Kamper, H; de Wet, F; Hain, T; Niesler, T.R. Capitalising on North American speech resources for the development of a South African English large vocabulary speech recognition system. Computer Speech and Language, vol. 28, issue 6, pp. 1255-1268, 2014.

  4. Kamper, H; Niesler, T.R. The impact of accent identification errors on speech recognition of South African English. South African Journal of Science, vol. 110, no. 1/2, pp. 1-6, 2014.

  5. de Villiers, H.A.C; van Zijl, L; Niesler, T.R. Vision-based hand pose estimation through similarity search using the Earth Mover's Distance. IET Computer Vision, vol. 6, issue 4, pp. 285-295, 2012.

  6. de Wet, F; Niesler, T.R; van der Walt, C. The relationship between the automatic assessment of oral proficiency and other indicators of first year student's linguistic abilities. Language Science and Language Technology in Africa: A Festschrift for Justus C, Roux. Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H,S and Bosch, S.E. (eds). SUN Press, pp. 309-326, 2012. ISBN 978-1-920338-79-4.

  7. Kamper, H; Muamba Mukanya, F.J; Niesler, T.R. Multi-accent acoustic modelling of South African English. Speech Communication, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 801-813, 2012.

  8. Loots, L; Niesler, T.R; Automatic conversion between pronunciations of different English accents. Speech Communication, volume 53,  no. 1, pp. 75-84, 2011.

  9. Burchell, J.J; Aldrich, C; Eksteen, J.J; Niesler, T.R; Jemwa, G.T. Acoustic Monitoring of Plasma Arcs in Direct Current Electric Arc Furnaces. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, volume 40, issue 6, pp. 886-891, 2009

  10. Niesler, T.R; De Wet, F. The effect of code-mixing on accent identification accuracy. Computer Speech and Language, volume 23, pp. 435-443, 2009.

  11. De Wet, F; Van der Walt, C; Niesler, T.R. Automatic assessment of oral language proficiency and listening comprehension. Speech Communication, volume 51, pp. 864-874, 2009.

  12. Krige, W; Herbst, T; Niesler, T.R; Explicit transition modelling for automatic singing transcription. Journal of New Music Research, vol. 37, no 4, pp. 311-324, 2008.

  13. Van der Walt, C; De Wet, F; Niesler, T.R; Oral proficiency assessment: the use of automatic speech recognition systems. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, vol. 26, no 1, pp. 135-146, 2008.

  14. Klompje, G; Niesler, T.R; A monophone speech generation system. SAIEE Africa Research Journal, vol 98, no 4, pp. 115-123, 2007.

  15. De Wet, F; Louw, P.H; Niesler, T.R; Human and automatic accent identification of Nguni and Sotho Black South African English. South African Journal of Science, vol. 103, no. 3/4, pp. 159-164, 2007.

  16. Niesler, T.R; Language-dependent state clustering for multilingual acoustic modelling. Speech Communication, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 453-463, 2007. (doi:10.1016/j.specom.2007.04.001)

  17. De Klerk, V; Adendorff, R; De Vos, M; Hunt, S; Simango, R; Todd, L; Niesler, T; Educated mother-tongue South African English: A corpus approach. Language Matters, vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 206-226, 2006.

  18. Burchell, J.J; Eksteen, J.J; Niesler, T.R; Aldrich, C; Development of an acoustic sensor for electric arc furnaces. Chemical Technology, pp. 8-9, December 2006.

  19. Malaza, T; Matins, L; Roux, J.C; Niesler, T.R. Porting an English Spoken Dialogue System to Xhosa and Zulu. South African Journal of African Languages, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 101-110, 2005. (Published 2006).

  20. Duckitt, W.D; Tuomi, S.K; Niesler, T.R; Automatic detection, segmentation and assessment of snoring from ambient acoustic data Physiological Measurement, vol. 27, pp. 1047-1056, 2006.

  21. Niesler, T.R; Louw, P.H; Roux, J.C; Phonetic analysis of Afrikaans, English, Xhosa and Zulu using South African speech databases Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, vol. 23, no 4, pp. 459-474, 2005.

  22. Tait, M; Visagie, A; Niesler, T.R; Development of a spoken dialogue system operating in Afrikaans, South African English and Xhosa, Transactions of the SAIEE, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 224-233, September 2005.

  23. Niesler, T.R; Louw, P.H; Comparative phonetic analysis and phoneme recognition for Afrikaans, English and Xhosa using the African Speech Technology telephone speech databases , South African Computer Journal, no. 32, pp. 3-12, June 2004.

  24. Niesler, T.R; Willett, D; Unsupervised adaptation of statistical language models for speech recognition, South African Computer Journal, no. 30, pp. 52-59, July 2003.

  25. Niesler, T.R; Woodland, P.C; Variable-length category-based statistical language models, Computer, Speech and Language, vol. 13, pp. 99-124, January 1999.

  26. Niesler, T.R; Du Plessis, J.J; Time-optimal control by means of neural networks, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, October 1995, pp. 23-33.