Jen's WebLog

All things speech and language related.

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    Intro

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    Better late than never, eh? Now that there are more speech bloggers out there, I should probably tell you who I am. My name is Jen, obviously, and I've been working in speech here at Microsoft for about the past three years. My primary focus is everything...
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    Healthcare and Technology

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    http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=EYVCHTVEF1PQKQSNDBCCKHSCJUMEKJVN?articleID=59200094 CEOs pushing healthcare technology- speech, handwriting & Tablet seem like natural extensions to aid the healthcare community.
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    Speech Recognition instead of call centers?

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    I was pointed to this article that talks about using AIM for conversations between hearing-imparied and non-hearing imparied individuals. This allows the two parties to communicate without the use of TTY terminal. Still, there is a call center transcribing...
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    Linguistics and the web.

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    So, I'm a linguist at heart. Give me a sentence and I'll give you a syntactic and/or sematic breakdown for your viewing pleasure. So, Fil sent around this article today and now I'm excited about linguistic search engines and corpora and everything. I...
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    IBM Releases 500 Patents

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    IBM has announced that they are releasing 500 of their patents to the open development community. Speech related ones are below: US6199043 Conversation management in speech recognition interfaces US5649060 Automatic indexing and aligning of audio and...
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    UK urged to make computers more human

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    I ran across this aricle today: http://www.vnunet.com/news/1160755 about the British Computing Society encouraging UK researchers to investigate implementing more human-like behavior in computers. The article talks some about cognitive processing, invesitgating...
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    So much speech, so little time.

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    Dear readers, today I have not one, but two articles for you. I don't have much time to comment, but I'll try soon: http://www.physorg.com/news2731.html : Multi-lingual speech based technology http://www.vnunet.com/news/1160633 : : IBM's more natural...
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    Blogging, recruiting, and me

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    A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak about what blogging means to me at Microsoft. It's part of a women's luncheon for my division and the overall goal is to tell people about different types of community involvement. It reminded me of how long it has...
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    Should we make better mistakes?

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    Interesting article on using common sense information in speech recognition: http://www.trnmag.com/Stories/2005/032305/Common_sense_boosts_speech_software_032305.html Users appear to like their experience better if the result (even if incorrect) is semantically...
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