My Adventures With Speech – Hynek Hermansky (Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing)

September 13, 2013 all-day

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I intend to mention some techniques I got involved in during the past 40 years. I will not dwell too much on the details of the techniques. These are documented in various publications. Rather, I will try to talk about things which we, researchers, may say in private but seldom write about: about personal intuitions and beliefs, our excitements, frustrations, surprises, and interesting encounters on the road, while struggling to understand and emulate one of the most significant achievements of the human race, the ability to communicate by speech.
Hynek Hermansky is the Julian S. Smith Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a Research Professor at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, and an External Fellow of the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley, California. He is a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and is the recipient of the 2013 International Speech Communication Association Medal for Scientific Achievement. He holds Dr.Eng. Degree from the University of Tokyo, and Dipl. Ing. Degree from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. His main research interests are in acoustic processing for speech recognition.

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