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Speech Technologies

The Speech Technologies group focuses on voice technologies and their use for advanced services and applications. We create technology components, solutions, frameworks, and services that enhance the experience and capabilities offered to mobile users and enterprises. The group's expertise covers a wide spectrum of technologies for speech analysis and classification, speech synthesis, speaker identification and voice biometrics, speech recognition, spoken information retrieval, and web services and applications.

Currently, the group's activities focus on three areas:

  • Text-to-speech - We develop state-of-the-art text-to-speech technology for delivering information, entertainment, and convenience to mobile users and enterprise customers.
  • Voice biometrics - With the rapid growth of the mobile Internet and smart phones, security shortcomings in the mobile environment have shifted the focus to strong authentication that can be easily used by mobile users. We develop advanced voice biometrics technology for mobile security solutions, particularly in multifactor biometric authentication, applicable across industries.
  • Speech analytics – We develop technologies and solutions for analysis and mining of spoken data, including speech classification, speaker diarization/segmentation, speech transcription, audio search and retrieval, and emotion detection. These technologies can be used for voice pathology detection and analytics of contact center calls, meetings, voice messages, and broadcast media.



Ron Hoory, Manager Speech Technologies, IBM Research - Haifa

: Manager Speech Technologies, IBM Research - Haifa

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