Journal articles


  • Early phonetic learning without phonetic categories: Insights from large-scale simulations on realistic input

    Thomas Schatz, Naomi H. Feldman, Sharon Goldwater, Xuan-Nga Cao, Emmanuel Dupoux
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(7), (2021). [pdf]


  • Evaluating automatic speech recognition systems as quantitative models of cross-lingual phonetic category perception

    Thomas Schatz, Francis Bach, Emmanuel Dupoux
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 143(5), EL372-EL378 (2018). [pdf]


  • Mothers speak less clearly to infants than to adults: A comprehensive test of the hyperarticulation hypothesis

    Andrew Martin, Thomas Schatz, Maarten Versteegh, Kouki Miyazawa, Reiko Mazuka, Emmanuel Dupoux, Alejandrina Cristia
    Psychological science 26(3), 341-347 (2015). [pdf]

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)


  • A phonetic model of non-native spoken word processing
    Yevgen Matusevych,  Herman Kamper,  Thomas Schatz,  Naomi H. Feldman,  Sharon Goldwater 
    Proceedings of EACL, 2021. [pdf]


  • Input matters in the modeling of early phonetic learning
    Ruolan Li,  Thomas Schatz,  Yevgen Matusevych,  Sharon Goldwater,  Naomi H. Feldman 
    Proceedings of CogSci, 2020. [pdf]
  • Evaluating computational models of infant phonetic learning across languages
    Yevgen Matusevych,  Thomas Schatz,  Herman Kamper,  Naomi H. Feldman,  Sharon Goldwater 
    Proceedings of CogSci, 2020. [pdf]


  • A quantitative model of the language familiarity effect in infancy
    Craig A Thorburn,  Naomi H. Feldman,  Thomas Schatz
    Proceedings of CCN, 2019. [pdf]


  • Neural network vs. HMM speech recognition systems as models of human cross-linguistic phonetic perception
    Thomas Schatz,  Naomi H. Feldman 
    Proceedings of CCN, 2018. [pdf]
  • Sampling strategies in siamese networks for unsupervised speech representation learning
    Rachid Riad,  Corentin Dancette,  Julien Karadayi,  Neil Zeghidour,  Thomas Schatz,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of interspeech, 2018. [pdf]
  • Learning filterbanks from raw speech for phone recognition
    Neil Zeghidour,  Nicolas Usunier,  Iasonas Kokkinos,  Thomas Schatz,  Gabriel Synnaeve,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of ICASSP, 2018. [pdf]


  • A quantitative measure of the impact of coarticulation on phone discriminability.
    Thomas Schatz,  Rory Turnbull,  Francis Bach,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of interspeech, 2017. [pdf]


  • The zero resource speech challenge 2015
    Maarten Versteegh,*  Roland Thiolliere,*  Thomas Schatz,*  Xuan Nga Cao,  Xavier Anguera,  Aren Jansen,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of interspeech, 2015. [pdf]
    * Co-first authors.


  • Phonetics embedding learning with side information
    Gabriel Synnaeve,  Thomas Schatz,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of SLT, 2014. [pdf]
  • Exploring the relative role of bottom-up and top-down information in phoneme learning
    Abdellah Fourtassi,  Thomas Schatz,  Balakrishnan Varadarajan,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of ACL, 2014. [pdf]
  • Evaluating speech features with the minimal-pair ABX task (II): Resistance to noise
    Thomas Schatz,  Vijayaditya Peddinti,  Xuan-Nga Cao,  Francis Bach,  Hynek Hermansky,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of interspeech, 2014. [pdf]


  • Evaluating speech features with the minimal-pair ABX task: Analysis of the classical MFC/PLP pipeline
    Thomas Schatz,  Vijayaditya Peddinti,  Francis Bach,  Aren Jansen,  Hynek Hermansky,  Emmanuel Dupoux 
    Proceedings of interspeech, 2013. [pdf]
  • A summary of the 2012 JHU CLSP workshop on zero resource speech technologies and models of early language acquisition
    Aren Jansen,  Emmanuel Dupoux,  Sharon Goldwater,  Mark Johnson,  Sanjeev Khudanpur,  Kenneth Church,  Naomi H. Feldman,  Hynek Hermansky,  Florian Metze,  Richard Rose,  Michael Seltzer,  Pascal Clark,  Ian McGraw,  Balakrishnan Varadarajan,  Erin Bennett,  Benjamin Borschinger,  Justin Chiu,  Ewan Dunbar,  Abdellah Fourtassi,  David Harwath,  Chia-ying Lee,  Keith Levin,  Atta Norouzian,  Vijayaditya Peddinti,  Rachael Richardson,  Thomas Schatz,  Samuel Thomas 
    Proceedings of ICASSP, 2013. [pdf]


  • Learning motor dependent crutchfield's information distance to anticipate changes in the topology of sensory body maps
    Thomas Schatz,  Pierre-Yves Oudeyer 
    Proceedings of ICDL, 2009. [pdf]

PhD thesis


ABX-discriminability measures and applications

Thomas Schatz
PhD thesis, Université Paris 6 (UPMC). [pdf]