Vincent M. Stanford

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One of the next big challenges in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) is the transcription of speech in meetings. This task is particularly problematic for current recognition technologies because, in most realistic meeting scenarios, the vocabularies are unconstrained, the speech is spontaneous and often overlapping, and the microphones are inconspicuously(More)
1536-1268/02/$17.00 © 2002 IEEE A s an example of an early application that puts pervasive computing technologies directly in the service of improved quality of life for the elderly and that is “gracefully integrated with human users,” this inaugural installment looks at the assisted living complex constructed by Elite Care (www. elite-care.com). By(More)
This paper describes the 1997 TREC-6 Spoken Document Retrieval (SDR) Track which implemented a first evaluation of retrieval of broadcast news excerpts using a combination of automatic speech recognition and information retrieval technologies. The motivations behind the SDR Track and background regarding its development and implementation are discussed. The(More)
1536-1268/03/$17.00 © 2003 IEEE ! Published by the IEEE CS and IEEE ComSoc PERVASIVEcomputing 9 W hat if networked computers were as cheap as paper clips and could be attached to things as easily as a yellow sticky? We are about to find out, because such computers are being deployed across the world as you read this. They are, of course, Radio Frequency(More)
In 2012 NIST held the latest in an ongoing series of textindependent speaker recognition evaluations (SRE’s). The 2012 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation (SRE12) was the largest and most complex SRE to date, including over 100 million trials. Several aspects of SRE12 were new; most significantly, NIST released in advance of the evaluation target speaker(More)
Collisions between aircraft and birds have become an increasing concern for human health and safety. More than four hundred people and over four hundred aircraft have been lost globally in recent years, according to a FAA report. To minimize the number of birdstikes, microphone arrays have been used to monitor birds near the airport or some critical(More)
This paper describes the 1998 TREC-7 Spoken Document Retrieval (SDR) Track which implemented an evaluation of retrieval of broadcast news excerpts using a combination of automatic speech recognition and information retrieval technologies. The motivations behind the SDR Track and background regarding its development and implementation are discussed. The SDR(More)
We examine efforts to harness biosignals to enable enhanced computer interfaces. In particular, biosignals can serve for passive health monitoring for the elderly who want to remain at home but need some level of support as they age. Such devices can directly manipulate computer interfaces to give people with limited peripheral mobility some control over(More)
This paper describes the 1998 TREC-7 Spoken Document Retrieval (SDR) Track which implemented an evaluation of retrieval of broadcast news excerpts using a combination of automatic speech recognition and information retrieval technologies. The motivations behind the SDR Track and background regarding its development and implementation are discussed. The SDR(More)