INVITED SPEAKERS

For the upcoming TSD, the following outstanding set of four invited speakers with various expertise covering speech modeling, acoustic-phonetic decoding, dialogue systems, and semantics agreed to give their respective pieces of speech:

Tilman Becker, DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbruecken, Germany: Semantic Information Processing for Multi-Party Interaction

Louise Guthrie, Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, UK: The Semantics of Semantics in Language Processing

Hynek Hermansky, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA: Speech Recognition Using Temporal Dynamic of Speech

Frederick Jelinek, Julian Sinclair Smith Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA: Code Breaking for Automatic Speech Recognition

Elmar Nöth, Department of Computer Science 5 (Pattern Recognition), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany: Communication Disorders and Speech Technology

Roberto Pieraccini, Chief Technology Officer, SpeechCycle, Inc., New York, USA: Are We There Yet?  Research in Commercial Spoken Dialog Systems