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  • Term-weighting for summarization of multi-party spoken dialogues 

    Murray, Gabriel; Renals, Steve (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2007)
    This paper explores the issue of term-weighting in the genre of spontaneous, multi-party spoken dialogues, with the intent of using such term-weights in the creation of extractive meeting summaries. The field of text ...
  • TESSA, a system to aid communication with deaf people 

    Cox, Stephen; Lincoln, Michael; Tryggvason, Judy; Nakisa, Melanie; Wells, Mark; Tutt, Marcus; Abbott, Sanja (ACM Press, 2002-07)
    TESSA is an experimental system that aims to aid transactions between a deaf person and a clerk in a Post Office by translating the clerk's speech to sign language. A speech recogniser recognises speech from the clerk and ...
  • Testing a method for modelling pronunciation variation. 

    Kessens, Judith M; Wester, Mirjam; Cucchiarini, Catia; Strik, Helmer (1997)
    In this paper we describe a method for improving the performance of a continuous speech recognizer by modelling pronunciation variation. Although the results obtained with this method are in line with those reported by ...
  • Text-to-speech synthesis for Welsh and Welsh English. 

    Williams, Briony (International Speech Communication Association, 1995)
    This work represents the first known attempt to develop a text-to-speech synthesiser for Welsh. A list of pseudo-Welsh nonsense words was generated, allowing for certain difficulties particular to Welsh. Diphones were ...
  • A Theory of Impedance Control based on Internal Model Uncertainty 

    Mitrovic, Djordje; Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu; Haith, Adrian (2009)
    Efficient human motor control is characterised by an extensive use of joint impedance modulation, which to a large extent is achieved by co-contracting antagonistic muscle pairs in a way that is beneficial to the specific ...
  • The THISL broadcast news retrieval system. 

    Abberley, Dave; Kirby, David; Renals, Steve; Robinson, Tony (1999)
    In this paper we introduce a set of related confidence measures for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition (LVCSR) based on local phone posterior probability estimates output by an acceptor HMM acoustic model. In ...
  • The THISL SDR system at TREC-8 

    Abberley, Dave; Renals, Steve; Ellis, Dan; Robinson, Tony (Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2000)
    This paper describes the participation of the THISL group at the TREC-8 Spoken Document Retrieval (SDR) track. The THISL SDR system consists of the realtime version of the ABBOT large vocabulary speech recognition system ...
  • The THISL SDR system at TREC-9. 

    Renals, Steve; Abberley, Dave (2001)
    This paper describes our participation in the TREC-9 Spoken Document Retrieval (SDR) track. The THISL SDR system consists of a realtime version of a hybrid connectionist/HMM large vocabulary speech recognition system and ...
  • The THISL Spoken Document Retrieval System 

    Renals, Steve; Abberley, Dave (University of Twente, 1998-12)
    THISL is an ESPRIT Long Term Research Project focused the development and construction of a system to items from an archive of television and radio news broadcasts. In this paper we outline our spoken document retrieval ...
  • The THISL Spoken Document Retrieval System 

    Abberley, Dave; Renals, Steve; Cook, Gary; Robinson, Tony (Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1998)
    The THISL spoken document retrieval system is based on the Abbot Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition (LVCSR) system developed by Cambridge University, Sheffield University and SoftSound, and uses PRISE (NIST) ...
  • The THISL system for indexing and retrieval of broadcast news. 

    Renals, Steve; Abberley, Dave; Kirby, David; Robinson, Tony (IEEE, 1999)
    This paper describes the THISL news retrieval system which maintains an archive of BBC radio and television news recordings. The system uses the Abbot large vocabulary continuous speech recognition system to transcribe ...
  • Three Methods of Intonation Modeling 

    Syrdal, Ann; Moehler, Greg; Dusterhoff, Kurt E; Conkie, Alistair; Black, Alan W (International Speech Communication Association, 1998-11)
    This paper compares different methods of generating intonation for an American English Text-to-Speech synthesis system. We look at a primarily rule-based approach and two data-driven approaches. For data-driven modeling ...
  • Threesomes, With and Without Blame 

    Siek, Jeremy; Wadler, Philip (2009)
    The blame calculus of Wadler and Findler gives a high-level semantics to casts in higher-order languages. The coercion calculus of Henglein, on the other hand, provides an instruction set for casts whose normal forms ...
  • The Tilt Intonation Model 

    Taylor, Paul (International Speech Communication Association, 1998-12)
    The tilt intonation model facilitates automatic analysis and synthesis of intonation. The analysis algorithm detects intonational events in F0 contours and parameterises them in terms of the continuously varying parameters. ...
  • To memorize or to predict: Prominence labeling in conversational speech 

    Nenkova, Ani; Brenier, Jason; Kothari, Anubha; Calhoun, Sasha; Whitton, Laura; Beaver, David; Jurafsky, Daniel (2007)
    The immense prosodic variation of natural conversational speech makes it challenging to predict which words are prosodically prominent in this genre. In this paper, we examine a new feature, accent ratio, which captures ...
  • Tongue movement and syllable onset complexity: ultrasound study 

    Kocjancic, Tanja (2008)
    In this study ultrasound was used to investigate tongue movements in syllables with different number and type of onset consonants. Ultrasound recordings provided the information of the distance the tongue travels over a ...
  • Towards a revised model of Code and social regulation 

    Jones, Richard (AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, 2004-07)
    Paper presented by Jones for the Lefis workshop, Belfast, 2004.
  • Towards a Tailored Sensor Network for Fire Emergency Monitoring in Large Buildings 

    Tsertou, Athanasia; Upadhyay, Rochan; McLaughlin, Stephen; Laurenson, David I (2007)
    Modern fire emergency systems are slowly moving from the traditional data-logging systems to a heterogeneous and dense network of wired/wireless sensors that can give a more complete view of the phenomenon. When the density ...
  • Towards an annotation scheme for noun phrase generation. 

    Poesio, Massimo; Henschel, R; Hitzeman, Janet; Kibble, R; Montague, S; van Deemter, K (European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 1999)
    We are studying the feasability of annotating a corpus with information relevant to NP generation, specifically the information needed to decide which type of NP to use. such a corpus might be used just to study correlations ...
  • Towards an improved modeling of the glottal source in statistical parametric speech synthesis 

    Cabral, Joao P; Renals, Steve; Richmond, Korin; Yamagishi, Junichi (2007)
    This paper proposes the use of the Liljencrants-Fant model (LF-model) to represent the glottal source signal in HMM-based speech synthesis systems. These systems generally use a pulse train to model the periodicity of the ...