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Speech Technology Seminar 2003

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Seminar's Agenda (pdf 38KB)

9:30 Arrival

9:45 Welcome
Zohar Sivan, Mgr. Telecom and Media Systems, IBM Haifa Research Labs

Session 1: Speech Recognition and Synthesis

10:00 Embedded Speech Recognition for Mass-market Wireless Devices, Eran Aharonson, CEO, ART Advanced Recognition Technologies Inc. (Abstract)

10:30 Concatenative Text-to-speech for the Embedded Environment, Ron Hoory, Haifa Research Labs (Abstract , Presentation)

10:55 Distributed Speech Recognition - Standardization Activity, Alex Sorin, Haifa Research Labs (Abstract , Presentation)

11:20 - 11:35 Break

11:35 Challenges in Speaker-independent Name Dialing for Cellphones, Adoram Erell, Intel (Abstract , Presentation)

Session 2: Speaker Recognition

12:00 Speaker Verification with Optimal Feature Space, Arnon Cohen, Ben-Gurion University (Abstract , Presentation)

12:25 Speaker Verification by Adapted Phoneme Gaussian Mixture Models, Yuval Bistritz, Tel-Aviv University (Abstract , Presentation)

12:50 Speaker Detection in Multi-speaker Sessions, Ran Gazit, Chief Scientist, Persay Ltd. (Abstract)

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 Remarks, Michael Rodeh, Director, IBM Haifa Labs


14:45 State of the Art Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition: The MALACH Project, Michael Picheny, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Abstract)

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break

Session 3: Speech Coding and Enhancement

16:00 Speech Coding at Very Low Bit Rates, David Malah ¹, Technion (Abstract , Presentation)

16:25 Speech Enhancement Based on the General Transfer Function GSC and Postfiltering, Sharon Gannot and Israel Cohen, Technion (Abstract , Presentation)

16:50 Autodirective Dual Microphone and Other Alango DSP Technologies, Alexander Goldin, CEO, Alango Ltd. (Abstract , Presentation)

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