LOCATION CHANGE: Friday's presentations will now be held in MMH 1304. This is reflected on the website. LOST ITEM: Shevaun set out a pepper grinder with the wonderful lunch she prepared for us today. The pepper grinder has gone missing. If you have any idea about its whereabouts, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events for Thursday: 1/17/13
Raul Guerra leads a session reviewing the last two weeks of Python material, and introduces new python libraries.
2. Lunch Talk: Carol Espy-Wilson, Electrical Engineering Department
Phonetic Features, Articulatory Phonology and Speech Variability: Accurate models of coarticulation and lenition should greatly improve the performance of speech recognition systems. Phonetic recognition in most systems is still poor so that there is still a heavy reliance on language modeling. In this talk, I will discuss speech variability and our efforts to develop recognition paradigms that incorporate phonetic features and articulatory phonology to more accurately perform low-level speech recognition analysis.
3. Special Interest groups
SIG teams meet to prepare for Friday's presentations.
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