'13 Reasons Why' prompts spike in suicide-related web searches, concerns about copycats

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A Boost from Amazon

The Alexa Fund Fellowship will support a doctoral student in CLSP who will mentor students in a master’s degree program that focuses on human language technology, including speech recognition and text understanding.

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Voice technology education at Johns Hopkins gets a boost from Amazon

The Alexa Fund Fellowship will support a doctoral student, called the Alexa Fellow.

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Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages

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Arms Race

Associate Professor Mark Dredze uses his expertise in data science to target the national gun violence crisis.

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Upcoming Seminars

Feb
2
Fri
12:00 pm Ken Grant (Walter Reed National ... @ Hackerman Hall B17
Ken Grant (Walter Reed National ... @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract When confronted with the daunting task of transmitting speech information to deaf individuals, one comes quickly to the conclusion that the solution to this problem requires a full-blown theory of speech perception. Because the[...]
Feb
5
Mon
12:00 pm Tara Sainath (Google Research) “... @ Hackerman Hall B17
Tara Sainath (Google Research) “... @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Traditional automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems are comprised of an acoustic model (AM), a pronunciation model (PM) and a language model (LM), all of which are independently trained, and often manually designed, on different[...]
Feb
23
Fri
12:00 pm Amir Zeldes (Georgetown Universi... @ Hackerman Hall B17
Amir Zeldes (Georgetown Universi... @ Hackerman Hall B17
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Abstract Discourse relations such as ‘contrast’, ‘cause’ or ‘evidence’ are often postulated to explain how humans understand the function of one sentence in relation to another. Some relations are signaled rather directly using words such[...]

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