·        D. Gärtner, F. Kraft, T. Schaaf, “An Adaptive Distance Measure for Similarity Based Playlist Generation“ to appear in ICASSP 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA



·        D. Gehrig, T. Schaaf, “A Comparative Study of Gaussian Selection Methods in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition”, Interspeech 2006, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

·        N. Schläfer, P. Gieselmann, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “A Pattern Learning Approach to Question Answering Within the Ephyra Framework“, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2006

·        H. Holzapfel, T. Schaaf, H.K. Ekenel, C. Shaa, A. Waibel, "A Robot Learns to Know People - First Contacts of a Robot", 29th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI2006), Bremen, Germany, June 2006.




·        M. Paulik, C. Fügen, S. Stüker, T. Schultz, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, "Speech Translation Enhanced Automatic Speech Recognition", ASRU 2005, Cancun, Mexico

·        M. Paulik, C. Fügen, S. Stüker, T. Schultz, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “Document Driven Machine Translation Enhanced ASR”, Interspeech 2005, Lisbon, Portugal

·        F. Kraft, R. Malkin, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “Temporal ICA for Classification of Acoustic Events in a Kitchen Environment”, Interspeech 2005, Lisbon, Portugal




·        J. McDonough, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “Speaker Adaptation with All-Pass Transforms”, Speech Communication Special Issue on Adaptive Methods in Speech Recognition, 42: 75-91, January 2004

·        H. Yu, Y. Tam, T. Schaaf, S. Stüker, Q. Jin, M. Noamany, T. Schultz, “The ISL RT04 Mandarin Broadcast News Evaluation System”, EARS Rich Transcription Workshop, November 2004, Palisades, NY

·        G. Hernandez-Abrego, L. Olorenshaw, R. Tato, T. Schaaf, “Dictionary Refinements Based on Phonetic Consensus and Non-Uniform Pronunciation Reduction”, ICSLP 2004, Jeju, Korea




·        P. Gieselmann, C. Fügen, H. Holzapfel, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “Towards Multimodal Communication with a Household Robot”, In: Proceedings of the Humanoids, 2003, Karlsruhe/Munich, Germany




·        I. Rogina and T. Schaaf, “Lecture And Presentation Tracking In An Intelligent Meeting Room”, ICMI 2002 Pittsburgh, PA

·        J. McDonough, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “On Maximum Mutual Information Speaker-Adaptive Training”, ICASSP 2002, Orlando, FL

·        C. Fügen, P. Gieselmann, H. Holzapfel, T. Schaaf, A. Waibel, “Multimodaler Mensch-Maschine-Dialog“, In: Human Centered Robotic Systems (HCRS), 1. SFB Aussprachetag, December 2002, Karlsruhe, Germany




·        T. Schaaf , “Detection Of OOV Words Using Generalized Word Models And A Semantic Class Language Model”, Eurospeech 2001, Aalborg, Denmark

·        A. Waibel, H. Yue, H. Soltau, T. Schultz, T. Schaaf, Y. Pan, F. Metze, M. Bett, “Advances In Meeting Recognition”, Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference, 2001, San Diego, CA

·        T. Schultz, A. Waibel, M. Bett, F. Metze, Y. Pan, K. Ries, T. Schaaf, H. Soltau, M. Westphal, H. Yu, K. Zechner, “The ISL Meeting Room System”, International Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication (HSC 2001), Kyoto, Japan

·        A. Waibel, M. Bett, F. Metze, K. Ries, T. Schaaf, T. Schultz, H. Soltau, H. Yu, K. Zechner, “Advances In Automatic Meeting Record Creation And Access”, ICASSP 2001, Salt Lake City, UT

·        H. Soltau, T. Schaaf, F. Metze, A. Waibel, “The ISL Evaluation System For Verbmobil – II”, ICASSP 2001, Salt Lake City, UT




·        A. Waibel, H. Soltau, T. Schultz, T. Schaaf, F. Metze, “Multilingual Speech Recognition”, Chapter in  Verbmobil: Foundations of Speech-to-Speech Translation, Springer-Verlag, 2000

·        F. Metze, T. Kemp, T. Schaaf, T. Schultz, H. Soltau, “Confidence-Measure Based Language Identification”, ICASSP 2000, Istanbul, Turkey




·        T. Schaaf and T. Kemp, “Confidence Measures for Spontaneous Speech Recognition”, ICASSP 1997, Munich, Germany

·        T. Kemp and T. Schaaf , “Estimating Confidence Using Word Lattices”, Eurospeech 1997, Rhodes, Greece



PhD Thesis


·        T. Schaaf, “Detecting and learning of new words“, in German: “Erkennen und Lernen neuer Woerter“, PhD Thesis Universitaet Karlsruhe, January 2004



Master Thesis


·        T. Schaaf, “Confidence Measures for Spontaneous Speech Recognition“, in German: “Vertrauensmasse für die maschinelle Spracherkennung“, Master Thesis 1996 Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany