Friday, May 20, 2011

PR: Brno University of Technology, Lingea and Phonexia at ICASSP 2011 Exhibition

Brno University of Technology, Lingea and Phonexia will be present under the label “Brno Speech Cluster” at the ICASSP 2011 Exhibition in Prague, from May 24th until 26th 2011. Brno University of Technology Speech@FIT is one of the world’s most successful groups in research and development of advanced speech, speaker and language recognition technologies. Lingea is the leading Czech company developing language tools, electronic dictionaries and other linguistic applications and Phonexia (a BUT spin-off) is active in development of software and solutions for data mining from speech for business and security/defense applications.

The three organizations have teamed up for project “Technologies of speech processing for efficient human-machine communication” that obtained funding from newly established Technology Agency of the Czech Republic in January 2011. The project aims at development of advanced techniques in speech recognition and their deployment in real-world applications: search in electronic dictionaries on mobile devices, dictating translations, in defense and security, in dialogue systems, in client-care systems (CRM, helpdesk etc.) and in effective access to audio-visual teaching materials.

IEEE ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The Prague event will attract more than 2000 participants from academia, industry and government organizations from around the globe (most of them from the USA). The conference is held in Prague Congress Center. BUT has strong links to ICASSP as Honza Cernocky (Head of BUT Speech@FIT) serves as co-chair of the conference. BUT has also an agreement with the IEEE on the recording, recognition, indexing and hosting all ICASSP oral sessions in portal.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Brno Speech Cluster’s booth (No. 21/22) at ICASSP!
More information:
BUT Speech@FIT Group
BUT lecture browsing system

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

News: ICASSP 2011 on

Good news: will record and index ICASSP 2011.

ICASSP is one of the most prestigious international conference on acoustic speech and signal processing. Since BUT Speech@FIT is one of the well known research group involved in automatic speech recognition and is cool portal for effective share of learning audio-visual material, we offered IEEE Signal Processing Society to record and process all talks given at ICASSP. The offer was accepted by IEEE SPS, so we're going to offer ICASSP participants:
  • Video recordings of all oral talks,
  • fast search in speech and abstracts,
  • synchronized slides,
  • personal or shared comments and notes,
  • and much more.
If agreed by the presenter and IEEE SPS, talks will be also publicly available. Stay tuned!