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Guest speaker Florian Metze to speak on Speech-to-speech machine translation

Posted Nov. 4, 2010


Institute of Applied Linguistics, Kent State University, November colloquium

"Statistical methods in speech-to-speech machine translation"

November 19, 2010, 122 Satterfield Hall

Florian Metze is a research faculty member of the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is also affiliated with the interACT center.   He received his PhD in 2005 from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) for a thesis titled "Articulatory Features for Conversational Speech Recognition." While working at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs) from 2006 to 2009, he led research and development projects involving language technologies in the customer care and mobile services area. Recently, Dr. Metze has also worked on probabilistic front-ends, the automatic detection of emotions and personality in speech, and speech interfaces for human robot interaction in virtual worlds. He is the leader of CMU's speech recognition effort within DARPA's GALE speech translation project.