SAIL LABS Presents Research Paper at the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, 25-26 May 2007 in Tartu, Estonia

SAIL LABS Presents Research Paper at the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, 25-26 May 2007 in Tartu, Estonia

SAIL LABS Technology, one of the world’s leading innovators in the field of speech technology, will present a comprehensive research paper on the “Development of a Modern Greek Broadcast-News Corpus and Speech Recognition System” at the NODALIDA 2007, the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics.

The NODALIDA conference, which will take place 25-26 May 2007 in Tartu, Estonia, represents a high-profile platform for invited speakers, panel discussions and dissemination of research findings covering a broad range of interest areas in language technology (ranging from speech recognition and speech synthesis to evaluation methodology).

Dr. Juergen Riedler, Senior Research Engineer at SAIL LABS, was invited to present the key findings: “The paper describes a revolutionary approach in the domain of Modern Greek automatic speech recognition: Modern Greek has its peculiarities, since it is a highly inflectional language. In order to face this challenge, a large-vocabulary continuous-speech recognition system was created. In contrast to recent efforts in this field focussing on dictation, the main emphasis of our research is in the broadcast news domain,” said Dr. Riedler. “Our projects in this area are concentrated on the development of a Modern Greek automatic speech recognition system”.

The overall influence of this development on the broadcast industry is tremendous: On the base of automatic speech recognition and indexing technology, the Greek Media Observation market is enabled to provide its users with broadcast news transcription in real-time.

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