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This talk will outline the major challenging in porti ng mainstream speech technology to the domain of clinical applications\; i n particular\, the need for personalised systems\, the challenge of workin g in an inherently sparse data domain and developing meaningful collaborat ions with all stakeholders. The talk will give an overview of recent state -of-the-art research from current projects including in the areas of recog nition of disordered speech\, automatic processing of conversations and th e automatic detection and tracking of paralinguistic information at the Un iversity of Sheffield (UK)’s Speech and Hearing (SPandH) & Healthcare lab.

\n**Biography**

Heidi is a Senior Lecturer (as sociate professor) in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield\, Un ited Kingdom. Her research interests are on the application of AI-based vo ice technologies to healthcare. In particular\, the detection and monitori ng of people’s physical and mental health including verbal and non-verbal traits for expressions of emotion\, anxiety\, depression and neurodegenera tive conditions in e.g.\, therapeutic or diagnostic settings.

\n X-TAGS;LANGUAGE=en-US:2021\,Christensen\,November END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ai1ec-22395@www.clsp.jhu.edu DTSTAMP:20231207T020027Z CATEGORIES;LANGUAGE=en-US:Seminars CONTACT: DESCRIPTION:Abstract\nRecursive calls over recursive data are widely useful for generating probability distributions\, and probabilistic programming allows computations over these distributions to be expressed in a modular and intuitive way. Exact inference is also useful\, but unfortunately\, ex isting probabilistic programming languages do not perform exact inference on recursive calls over recursive data\, forcing programmers to code many applications manually. We introduce a probabilistic language in which a wi de variety of recursion can be expressed naturally\, and inference carried out exactly. For instance\, probabilistic pushdown automata and their gen eralizations are easy to express\, and polynomial-time parsing algorithms for them are derived automatically. We eliminate recursive data types usin g program transformations related to defunctionalization and refunctionali zation. These transformations are assured correct by a linear type system\ , and a successful choice of transformations\, if there is one\, is guaran teed to be found by a greedy algorithm. I will also describe the implement ation of this language in two phases: first\, compilation to a factor grap h grammar\, and second\, computing the sum-product of the factor graph gra mmar.\n\nBiography\nDavid Chiang (PhD\, University of Pennsylvania\, 2004) is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engin eering at the University of Notre Dame. His research is on computational m odels for learning human languages\, particularly how to translate from on e language to another. His work on applying formal grammars and machine le arning to translation has been recognized with two best paper awards (at A CL 2005 and NAACL HLT 2009). He has received research grants from DARPA\, NSF\, Google\, and Amazon\, has served on the executive board of NAACL and the editorial board of Computational Linguistics and JAIR\, and is curren tly on the editorial board of Transactions of the ACL. DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20221017T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20221017T131500 LOCATION:Hackerman Hall B17 @ 3400 N. Charles Street\, Baltimore\, MD 21218 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:David Chiang (University of Notre Dame) “Exact Recursive Probabilis tic Programming with Colin McDonald\, Darcey Riley\, Kenneth Sible (Notre Dame) and Chung-chieh Shan (Indiana)” URL:https://www.clsp.jhu.edu/events/david-chiang-university-of-notre-dame/ X-COST-TYPE:free X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\\n\\n\\n**Abstr
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Recursive calls over recursive data are w
idely useful for generating probability distributions\, and probabilistic
programming allows computations over these distributions to be expressed i
n a modular and intuitive way. Exact inference is also useful\, but unfort
unately\, existing probabilistic programming languages do not perform exac
t inference on recursive calls over recursive data\, forcing programmers t
o code many applications manually. We introduce a probabilistic language i
n which a wide variety of recursion can be expressed naturally\, and infer
ence carried out exactly. For instance\, probabilistic pushdown automata a
nd their generalizations are easy to express\, and polynomial-time parsing
algorithms for them are derived automatically. We eliminate recursive dat
a types using program transformations related to defunctionalization and r
efunctionalization. These transformations are assured correct by a linear
type system\, and a successful choice of transformations\, if there is one
\, is guaranteed to be found by a greedy algorithm. I will also describe t
he implementation of this language in two phases: first\, compilation to a
factor graph grammar\, and second\, computing the sum-product of the fact
or graph grammar.

\n\nDavid Chiang (PhD\,
University of Pennsylvania\, 2004) is an associate professor in the Depart
ment of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
His research is on computational models for learning human languages\, par
ticularly how to translate from one language to another. His work on apply
ing formal grammars and machine learning to translation has been recognize
d with two best paper awards (at ACL 2005 and NAACL HLT 2009). He has rece
ived research grants from DARPA\, NSF\, Google\, and Amazon\, has served o
n the executive board of NAACL and the editorial board of Computational Li
nguistics and JAIR\, and is currently on the editorial board of Transactio
ns of the ACL.

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